Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Philosophy (BA)

Major Requirements: 28 credits

At least 28 credits of courses at the 200 level or higher. These 28 credits must include courses in at least three of the following four areas, including a minimum of two in (1) History of Philosophy, and one in (2) Knowledge, Logic, and Scientific Method.

  1. History of Philosophy (PHL 200-219, PHL 300-319)
  2. Knowledge, Logic, and Scientific Method (PHL 220-229, PHL 320-329, PHL 420)
  3. Ethics and Social Philosophy (PHL 230-239, PHL 330-339)
  4. Culture and Religion (PHL 240-249, PHL 340-349)

The 28 credits must also include at least two courses at the 300 level and a Senior Seminar (PHL 400, PHL 401, or PHL 490).

In addition, students must complete at least 12 credits of work in related subjects chosen in consultation with an advisor. Relevant areas include history, politics, psychology, sociology, literature, science, law, economics, education, public administration, and the arts. These courses may also be used to satisfy general education requirements.

Electives: 50 credits

Total Credits Required: 120


To graduate with honors in Philosophy a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in philosophy courses and must complete a thesis or project determined by the student and his or her faculty sponsor and the course POL/ECO/PHL/GEG 490 Senior Seminar in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Geography.