Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Programs
Philosophy

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Philosophy major is met by completing Philosophy 492, or, with prior approval, Philosophy 499. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (5) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following Philosophy courses (36 to 40 credits):
    (1) Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
    PHL 211 Modern Philosophy 3
    PHL 212 Latin American Philosophy 3
    PHL 213 Africana Philosophy 3
    PHL 214 Indigenous Philosophy 3
    (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
    PHL 330 Formal Reasoning 4
    PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
    (3) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    PHL 340 Ethics 3
    PHL 342 Environmental Ethics 3
    PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Healthcare 4
    PHL 345 Business Ethics 4
    PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
    PHL 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism 4
    (4) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    PHL 360 Philosophy of Language 3
    PHL 361 Knowledge and Reality 3
    PHL 380 Nature of Science 3
    (5) The following capstone course (3 credits):
    PHL 492 Capstone for Majors (W) 3
    With the prior written approval of the Department, Philosophy 499 may be substituted for Philosophy 492.    
    (6) A minimum of three 400-level courses, excluding Philosophy 492 or 499. Courses used to satisfy requirement 3. a. (4) may also be used to satisfy requirement 3. a. (6).
    (7) Philosophy electives: Additional credits in Philosophy courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 36, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major.