Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Philosophy

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Philosophy requires 30 hours, including: 
    PHIL 1305Philosophy and Critical Thinking3
    PHIL 2311History of Philosophy Before 16003
    PHIL 2312History of Philosophy Since 16003
    PHIL 2330Elementary Logic3
    Advanced Philosophy electives18
    Total Hours30
  2. Graduating seniors must submit a portfolio of their work and participate in an exit interview with the Philosophy faculty. Details about the portfolio are available in the Department’s main office.
  3. Majors must satisfy general education core curriculum and the Bachelor of Arts requirements. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses.
  4. Majors must complete an approved minor.
  5. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the 120 and/or the 36 advanced and 9 hour writing intensive total hours required for graduation.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103Modern Language 14204
US 11001ENG 13203
Modern Language 14104PHIL 2330 (B.A. Science)3
Life and Physical Sciences3Life and Physical Sciences3
PHIL 13053COMM 13103
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
POSI 23103POSI 23203
MATH 1312 (or above)3PHIL 23123
Modern Language 23103Select one of the following (English Literature):3
PHIL 23113 
HIST 13103 
 Modern Language 23203
 HIST 13203
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL advanced electives6Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Select one of the following:3PHIL advanced electives3
Select one of the following English Literature courses:3 
 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL advanced electives6PHIL advanced electives3
Electives (as needed)6Minor6
Minor3Electives (as needed)6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120