Philosophy Major and Minor Program Requirements (Semesters)

Program Requirements

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Majors must also satisfy all A&S and UC requirements for minimum total of 120 semester hours. The philosophy major is 36 semester hours.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Philosophy Major (BA)

  • Choose TWO Introduction to Philosophy Courses (PHIL 1000 - PHIL 1004)
  • Complete ONE Symbolic Logic Course (PHIL 2010)
  • Choose TWO Philosophy electives
  • Choose SIX upper division courses (PHIL 3000 and higher, excluding
    PHIL 5099)
  • Complete the Philosophy Capstone (PHIL 5099)

Philosophy Major (BA) - Law and Ethics Track

  • Choose TWO Introduction to Philosophy Courses (PHIL 1000 - PHIL 1004)
  • Complete ONE Symbolic Logic Course (PHIL 2010)
  • Choose TWO Philosophy electives
  • Complete the following THREE courses (PHIL 3005, PHIL 3020, and PHIL 3021)
  • Choose THREE additional upper division courses (PHIL 3000 and higher, excluding PHIL 5099)
  • Complete the Philosophy Capstone (PHIL 5099)

Philosophy Major (BA) - Biohumanities Track

  • Choose TWO Introduction to Philosophy Courses (PHIL 1000 - PHIL 1004)
  • Complete ONE Symbolic Logic Course (PHIL 2010)
  • Choose TWO Philosophy electives
  • Complete the following THREE courses (PHIL 3020, PHIL 3028, and PHIL 3041)
  • Choose THREE additional upper division courses (PHIL 3000 and higher, excluding PHIL 5099)
  • Complete the Philosophy Capstone (PHIL 5099)

Philosophy Minor

  • Choose TWO Introduction to Philosophy Courses (PHIL 1000 - PHIL 1004)
  • Complete ONE Logic Course (PHIL 1011 or PHIL 2010)
  • Choose ONE Philosophy elective
  • Choose THREE upper division courses (PHIL 3000 and higher)