Major: Philosophy
Concentration: General Philosophical Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Requirements (18 credits)
Requires grades of C or higher
PHH3100 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3 Credits)
PHH3400 Modern Philosophy (3 Credits)
PHI3601 Ethics (3 Credits)
SELECT ONE FROM THE FOLLOWING: (3cr)
  • PHI 3300 Introduction to Epistemology (3 credits)
  • PHI 3500 Introduction to Metaphysics (3 credits)
PHI3130 (GM) Symbolic Logic (3 Credits)
Or take another Logic course
PHI (3000/4000) (3 credits)
PHI4935 Philosophy Seminar (3-4 Credits)
Major Electives (15 credits)
Students in the general philosophical studies track are free to select major electives from any philosophy courses offered by the program.
A minimum of 6 hours must be taken at the 4000 level.
No more than 15 hours of transfer credit may be used.
Only 3 hours of PHI 4905 may be used in the major.
Grades of C or higher required in courses used toward the major.
  • PHI 3120 The Greek Experience, PHI 3071 The Japanese Mind and PHI 3930 Germany Today or other foreign culture courses may not be used as electives in the philosophy major.
SELECT 3 COURSES AT 3000 LEVEL
  • PHH/PHI/PHM/PHP (9 credits)
SELECT 2 COURSES AT 4000 LEVEL
  • PHH/PHI/PHM/PHP (6 credits)
Minor Required
A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)
Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures
Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.
TAKE 8 HRS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.
FC Foreign Culture Option
  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.
Free Electives (4 credits)
ELECTIVES 4 HOURS (3000/4000)
This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).