Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in Philosophy

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 34 to 36 credits
PHI-0100Introduction to Philosophy3 credits
PHI-0200History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3 credits
PHI-0201History of Western Philosophy: Early Modern Thought 3 credits
PHI-0230Introduction to Logic3 credits
PHI-0330Special Topics3 credits
PHI-0360Ethical Theory3 credits
PHI-0420Senior Seminar3 credits
PHI-0272Service Learning, Ethics1 credit

PHI-0485Internship1 to 3 credits

Four elective courses at the 200-level or higher12 credits
Recommended Supporting Courses 15 credits
HIS-0110Origins of Culture3 credits
HIS-0250Emergence of the European World3 credits
RST-0124World Religions3 credits


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Philosophy courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline.

Degree Offered

B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy