2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for a B.A. in philosophy will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. Ancient and modern philosophy;

  2. Metaphysics and epistemology;

  3. Logic;

  4. Argumentative writing in philosophy.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  

Foundation Requirements (6-9 Credits) *


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (30 Credits)

Logic, Epistemology, and Metaphysics


Complete the following course:

Electives (12 Credits)

Choose 12 additional credit hours in philosophy, with three credit hours at or above the 200 level (excluding PHIL 271 ) and nine credit hours at or above the 300 level.

Cognate Requirements (12 Credits)

Students who do not choose to have a minor in another discipline must fulfill the cognate requirement. Cognate courses are non-introductory courses drawn from outside the major but are intended to support the major. Cognate requirements may include three credit hours at the 200-level; otherwise cognates should be at or above the 300-level, must be related to the student’s major, and must be approved by the student’s adviser. Courses for cognate credit may be drawn from one or more departments. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all cognate courses.

Electives (23-31 Credits)

Total Credits Required (120 Credits)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each philosophy course to be applied toward the major or minor.

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