Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the major requirements below.
|PHIL A101||Introduction to Logic||3|
|PHIL A201||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL A211||Ancient and Medieval Philosophy||3|
|PHIL A212||Early Modern Philosophy||3|
|PHIL A309||Mind and Machines||3|
|or PHIL A311||Truth and Reality|
|PHIL A350||Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|or PHIL A406||Philosophy of Law|
|PHIL A423||Advanced Ethical Theory||3|
|PHIL A490||Topics in Contemporary Philosophy||3|
|Complete 9 additional upper-division credits from the department's course offerings.||9|
Occasionally, other departments offer courses that are notably relevant for a student's academic focus. Students wishing to count such a course toward their philosophy degree must first consult with the Philosophy Department chair.
A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.
Honors in Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy recognizes exceptional undergraduate students by awarding them departmental honors in philosophy. Students majoring in any one of the Bachelor of Arts tracks in Philosophy are eligible to graduate with departmental honors upon satisfaction of all of the following requirements:
- Meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
- Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or above in courses specific to the philosophy major.
- Complete PHIL A498 with a grade of A, and a recommendation for departmental honors from the student’s faculty committee for this course.
- Notify the chair in writing on or before date on which the Application for Graduation is filed with the Office of the Registrar of the intention to graduate with departmental honors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing a BA in Philosophy will be able to:
- Identify, comprehend, analyze, and evaluate complex philosophical arguments in oral and written discourse.
- Understand, analyze, interpret, and apply major works in the areas of the history of philosophy, ethics, and contemporary topics.