Philosophy Major (B.A.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
Core
PHIL 106Logic3
PHIL 310Knowledge, Belief and Truth3
PHIL 312Existence and Reality3
PHIL 331History of Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 333History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy3
Value Theory
PHIL 200History of Ethics3
or PHIL 212 Social and Political Philosophy
Traditions in Contemporary Philosophy
Select one of the following:3
American Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Seminar
PHIL 424Seminar in Philosophy3
Major Electives
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
History of Ethics
Ethics and Business
Philosophical Issues in Biomedical Ethics
Philosophical Issues in Law and Justice
Ethical Issues in Education
Social and Political Philosophy
Ethics of Love, Sex and Desire
American Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophers
Asian Philosophy
Existentialism
Philosophies of Art
Philosophy of Religion
Critical Reasoning and Arguments
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Sport
Philosophy of Cyberspace
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Fields of Philosophy: Selected Topics
Periods and Movements: Selected Topics
Philosophy of Law
Ideals of Peace
Legal Reasoning
Philosophy and Death
Theoretical and Applied Ethics
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Feminist Jurisprudence
Fields of Philosophy: Selected Topics
Periods and Movements: Selected Topics
Independent Study in Philosophy
Total Credits36