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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy B.A.

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Susan Rouse
Department of History and Philosophy

The program of study in philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several general requirements, including a foreign language through FL 2002 and a three-hour senior seminar. The program allows selection of one of three concentrations: Western Philosophy, Non-western Philosophy, and Ethics/Social and Political Philosophy. Philosophy majors are expected to demonstrate:

  • General knowledge of philosophical traditions and their social and historical contexts;
  • Knowledge of varied philosophical questions, problems, and issues; relevant social and historical contexts; and various methodological approaches to them;
  • Ability to conduct philosophical research;
  • Ability to read and think critically; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

Upper Division Major Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

Must pass with a grade of “C” or better.

B. Concentrations (9 credit hours):

 Select one of the following concentrations.

1. Western Philosophy (select three of the following):

2. Non-Western Philosophy (select three of the following):

3. Ethics/Social & Political Philosophy (select three of the following):

C. One additional upper division philosophy course outside of concentration (3 credit hours)

Related Studies (15 credit hours):

  • Upper division related studies 

Free Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 credit hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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