Feb 21, 2019
120 Credit Hours
*must include a minor or an additional major
Philosophy majors must successfully complete (with a grade of D+ or higher) all philosophy courses, general education courses and language courses along with any and all labs.
General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours
Philosophy majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements as set out in General Education Program .
One course must be selected from each of the following lists of Global Studies and Social Science courses.
- Global Studies Requirement: The Philosophy department suggests that philosophy majors take PHL 1053 - Asian Philosophy to satisfy the Global Studies requirement. (If taken to satisfy the Global Studies requirement, then it will not count toward PHL degree requirements.) Asian Philosophy is offered every fall.
- Social Science Requirement: The Philosophy department suggests that philosophy majors take PHL 1103 - Foundations of Social Science to satisfy the Social Science requirement. (If taken to satisfy the Social Science requirement, then it may not count toward PHL degree requirements.) Foundations of Social Science is offered every spring.
Global Studies Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours
Social Science Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours
School of Arts and Sciences: Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours
Five additional hours of natural science: 1 lab to accompany the course taken for general education [BIO 1043 , BIO 1023 , ESC 1043 , OCY 1043 , PHY 1033 or PHY 1063 ], and one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The two natural sciences must be in different areas (both cannot be in biological sciences). In sum, you are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses: two natural science courses (in two different areas) along with the labs associated with each.
Foreign Language Requirement
Philosophy majors are required to fulfill the Philosophy Department language requirement. Philosophy majors are required to complete two semesters of foreign language coures. Courses do not have to be in the same language but this is recommended. A course grade of D+ or higher is required. If a foreign language course is taken to fulfill the Global Studies requirement, then it may also count for meeting the Philosophy Department foreign language requirement. Students may take French, German, Greek, Hebrew, or Spanish. The language requirement should be completed prior to the senior year.
No CLEP, AP, IB or transient study credits may be used to fulfill this requirement. Students may take elementary or intermediate language courses or a combination of both.
Required Philosophy Courses - 6 Credit Hours
Philosophy Electives - 24 Credit Hours
Select any 5 options from the following list with at least one of the five being a PHL course. Philosohy majors may not repeat any course from the requirements above.
*Additional Required - 34-37 Credit Hours
This meets the 120-credit-hour requirement and the 42-upper-level requirement.
Undergraduates who major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) are required to take multiple philosophy courses. PPE majors may count the following courses toward the requirements for a philosophy major or philosophy minor:
Undergraduates who major in Pre-Law are required to take multiple philosophy courses. Pre-Law majors may count the following courses toward a philosophy major or philosophy minor:
Undergraduates who major in Politics may count any three of the following courses toward a philosophy major or philosophy minor:
Undergraduates who major in History may count the following courses toward a philosophy major or philosophy minor:
Undergraduates in the School of MInistry who major in Biblical and Theological Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, or any concentration in Ministry may count the following courses toward a philosophy major or philosophy minor: