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)3
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 13
PHIL 2306Contemporary Moral Issues 23
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
1

  PHIL 1301 satisfies  both the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) for 3 semester credit hours and the major.

2

PHIL 2306 satisfies both the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

3

PHIL 2303 satisfies both the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and the major.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113HIST 130223
HIST 130123PHIL 230353
PHIL 130133PHIL 230663
POLS 230543POLS 230643
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
Component Area V 3Component Area IX 1
FOLG 141174FOLG 141274
PHIL 33643Minor3
 PHIL 33653
 14 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective3Elective3
FOLG 231173FOLG 231273
Minor3Minor6
PHIL Elective3PHIL Elective3
PHIL 33663 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Electives9Electives10
Minor: Advanced course3Minor: Advanced course3
PHIL Elective3PHIL Elective3
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

PHIL 1301 satisfies both the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) for 3 semester credit hours and the major.

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

5

 PHIL 2303 satisfies both the  Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and the major.

6

 PHIL 2306PHIL 2306 satisfies both the Core Curriculum equirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

7

Four courses required in one language.