B.A. in Philosophy

B.A. in Philosophy

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements 43 credits*
Philosophy Major 30 credits
PHIL 110 Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
One class from Group A: Philosophical Fundamentals
(PHIL 241-345)
(3 credits)
One class from Group B: Problems in Philosophy
(PHIL 346-399)
(3 credits)
One class from Group C: History of Philosophy
(PHIL 400-470)
(3 credits)
Five additional courses in Philosophy (15 credits)
PHIL 490 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Open Electives 47 credits 
TOTAL 120 credits

*Six core credits in philosophy satisfied with major requirements.

Please note: The philosophy major’s program must be carefully conceived in consultation with a departmental faculty advisor.

 B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Students with an interest in philosophy and religious studies may also pursue both, within the interdisciplinary studies major. This requires 15 credits from philosophy and 15 credits from religious studies. Programs can be designed to focus on special interests, such as applied ethics. Contact the Department Chair for more information. All majors must attain a minimum of a C in all philosophy and religious studies courses. No exceptions will be made.

Sample Program

B.A. in Philosophy

Year 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (Fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (Spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Languages and Literatures Core 6 credits
PHIL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

PHIL XXX Philosophical Fundamentals (241-345) 3 credits
PHIL 3XX Problems in Philosophy (346-399) 3 credits
PHIL 4XX History of Philosophy (400-470) 3 credits
Core Courses 12 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

PHIL XXX Philosophical Fundamentals (241-345) 3 credits
PHIL 3XX Problems in Philosophy (346-399) 3 credits
PHIL 4XX History of Philosophy (400-470) 3 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

PHIL XXX Philosophy Elective 3 credits
PHIL XXX Philosophy Elective 3 credits
PHIL 490 Senior Seminar 3 credits
Core Course 3 credits
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120