BA in Philosophy

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


Foundation: 2 courses (6 hours)

  • 1310 Introduction to Philosophy (Required)
  • 1330 Critical Thinking OR 2350 Logic

History: 2 courses (6 hours)

  • 3320 Modern Philosophy
  • 3321 Kant and 19th Century Philosophy
  • 3322 Contemporary Philosophy
  • 3345 Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • 4385 Seminar in the History of Philosophy

Moral and Political: 1 course (3 hours)

  • 3335 Medical Ethics
  • 3341 Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • 3346 Social and Political Philosophy
  • 3347 Philosophy of Law
  • 4350 Classical Political Theory
  • 4360 Modern Political Theory
  • 4386 Seminar in Social/Political Philosophy
  • 4387 Seminar in Moral Philosophy

Mind, Knowledge, and Culture: 1 course (3 hours)

  • 3310 Theories of Knowledge
  • 3312 Science and Culture
  • 3350 Eastern Thought
  • 3360 Philosophy of Religion
  • 4388 Seminar in Metaphysics & Epistemology

Electives: 4 courses (12 hours – 9 hours of which must be upper-level)

        any unused course listed above, and/or

  • 2320 Ethics and Society
  • 3315 Philosophy and Narrative
  • 3370 Existentialism
  • 3372 Philosophy and the Arts
  • 3375 Environmental Philosophy
  • 4333 Feminist Theory
  • 4373 Philosophy of Race
  • 3177/3277/3377 Applied Ethics Practicum
  • 4280/4380 Topics in Philosophy
  • 4290/4390 Independent Study

The BA in Philosophy also requires completion of a Minor and of a 2000-level second language course (or demonstration of equivalent proficiency).