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Major in Philosophy

Degrees Offered: B.A.

Requirements:

33 total hours in Philosophy are required.

A 2.00 cumulative GPA is required for retention in this major.

Required Philosophy courses (15 hours):

  • PHI 112
  • PHI 201
  • PHI 232
  • PHI 254
  • PHI 255

Elective Philosophy courses (18 hours):

  • At least one 3 hour elective course from two of the three groups, A, B, and C (6 hours):
    • Group A - Non-Western Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Human Nature:  PHI 202, 207, 208, 222, 224, 246
    • Group B - Mind, Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology:  PHI 204, 205, 206, 250, 251, 253, 263
    • Group C - Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy:  PHI 233, 234, 236, 238, 240, 242
  • At least two elective courses (6 hours) at the 300 level:
    • PHI 305, 310, 315, 330, 340, 350, 363
  • At least two additional elective courses in Philosophy (6 hours) with no more than one course (3 hours) at the 100-level (PHI 101, 104, 105).

              Studying

Concentrations

Philosophy majors may elect to take courses in one or more of the following areas of concentration, depending on individual interests. (NOTE: A concentration is not required and will not appear on the student's transcript or diploma.)

Pre-law: PHI 234, 236, 238, 240, 242, 246

Ethics: PHI 233, 234, 236, 330

Metaphysics and Epistemology: PHI 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 222, 224, 250, 251, 253, 263, 310, 315, 363

History of Philosophy: PHI 207, 208, 254, 255, 305, 350.

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