Requirements for the major

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in philosophy are as follows:

I. Departmental requirements

A. 34 hours in philosophy, at least 24 of which must be upper division.

B. All of the following three courses:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 2340 Symbolic Logic I
PHIL 3410 Classical Greek Philosophy
PHIL 3422 Modern European Philosophy 

C. One of the following two courses:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 3430 Metaphysics
PHIL 3439 Epistemology

D. One of the following four courses:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 4491 Seminar on a Philosophical Problem
PHIL 4492 Seminar on a Philosopher
PHIL 4493 Seminar on a Philosophical Movement
PHIL 4395 Senior Thesis
II. University requirements

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.

Requirements


To be accepted as a major in philosophy, students must have taken three hours in philosophy.

Requirements


I. To be accepted into the Department Honors Program, students must be philosophy majors who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.33, and a grade-point average of 3.75 within the department, at the end of the Fall semester of the Junior year. Such students may request admission to the Honors Program. The request should be in writing and should be submitted to the chair of the department at the end of the Fall semester of the Junior year. The request should be accompanied by a report from the Registrar’s Office, showing their grade-point averages. The members of the philosophy department will decide which students are accepted. 

II. To receive Departmental Honors, majors in philosophy must (i) have, at graduation, a grade-point average of 3.75 within the department and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.33; (ii) complete the requirements for the major; (iii) take a comprehensive exam; and (iv) complete the following courses:

A. PHIL 3439 Epistemology

B. At least one of the following:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 3430 Metaphysics
PHIL 3431 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3433 Philosophy of Language

C. At least one of the following:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 3450 Metaethics
PHIL 3451 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 3452 Ethical Theory

D. At least one of the following:

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 3423 German Idealism
PHIL 3426 Nietzsche and German Philosophy
PHIL 3429 Continental Philosophy

E. At least one of the following (preferably all three):

  1. An intermediate-level course in German, French, or Greek
  2. PHIL 3340 Symbolic Logic II
  3. A course in mathematics at the level of MATH 1311 (Calculus I) or higher

F. PHIL 4396 Thesis I

G. PHIL 4397 Thesis II

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