Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy

Program Specific Requirements

The Philosophy Major requires 30 semester hours of course work in Philosophy. All majors are required to take:

Required Courses
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking3
or PHIL 2352 Introduction to Contemporary Logic
PHIL 3364Ancient & Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL 3365Modern Philosophy3
21 hours of PHIL electives21
Approved Minor (6 of which must be advanced)18
Total Hours48

It is suggested that students visit with their advisors in choosing a minor.

As of Fall 2009, only grades of C or above in Philosophy Program courses (those with the prefix PHIL) will count toward the major in Philosophy.

Note: In addition to advanced PHIL hours, students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42-advanced-hour requirement.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses8
Foreign Language second two courses6
Three additional hours of Fine Arts credit (PHIL 3366 recommended)3
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy 23
PHIL 2306Contemporary Moral Issues 33
Major Core
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking3
or PHIL 2352 Introduction to Contemporary Logic
PHIL 3364Ancient & Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL 3365Modern Philosophy3
Major
Philosophy electives 12
Minor (required)18
Electives (PSYC 1301, World History, and World Literature recommended)25
Total Hours120
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123HIST 130233
HIST 130133PHIL 230363
PHIL 130143PHIL 230673
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area V3Component Area IX1
PHIL 33643Minor3
WOLC 141184PHIL 33653
 WOLC 141284
 14 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective3Elective3
Minor3Minor6
PHIL Elective3PHIL Elective3
PHIL 33663WOLC 231183
WOLC 231283 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Electives9Electives10
Minor: Advanced course3Minor: Advanced course3
PHIL Elective3PHIL Elective3
 15 16
Total Hours: 120