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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program, students must:

1. Complete all Academic Development courses required by the University.

2. Complete any courses required to address high school deficiencies.

3. Complete PHIL 106, PHIL 207, or PHIL 213 with a grade of C or better.

Note: PHIL 106 does not count toward the major in philosophy.

Exit Requirements

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy, students must:

1. Complete all specific program requirements.

2. Complete all University requirements.

3. Complete PHIL 480 - Senior Assignment.

4. Complete PHIL 490 - Philosophy Seminar.

5. File an Application of Graduation by the first day of the term in which you plan to graduate.

Application Deadline

There is no deadline; however, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Degree Requirements (124 hours total)

General Education Requirements (42-44 hours)

University general education requirements are outlined in

the General Education section of this catalog and included

in the sample curriculum outline. Some general education

requirements may be satisfied while completing this

major.

Philosophy Course Requirements (33 hours)

Area Requirements (15 hours, five different courses)

1 Three different courses including at least one course from each of the

following three areas:

A History of Western Philosophy

PHIL 300 - Ancient

PHIL 301 - Medieval

PHIL 302 - Classical Modern Western

PHIL 303 - Nineteenth Century Western

PHIL 308 - Twentieth Century European

PHIL 309 - Twentieth Century Analytic

B Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHIL 310 - Theories of Knowledge

PHIL 315 - Philosophical Concepts in Science

PHIL 330 - Metaphysics

PHIL 350 - Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 411 - Advanced Logic

PHIL 415 - Philosophy of Language

C Value Theory

PHIL 320 - Ethics

PHIL 321 - Ethics in the Medical Comm.

PHIL 322 - Environmental Ethics

PHIL 323 - Engineering, Ethics, and Prof.

PHIL 340 - Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 343 - Philosophy of Law

PHIL 344 - Women and Values

PHIL 346 - Feminist Theory

PHIL 440 - Classical Political Theory

PHIL 441 - Modern Political Theory

PHIL 481 - Media Ethics

PHIL 496 - Adv. Topics in Ethical Theory

PHIL 498 - Legal Theory

2 Two different courses, including at least one from any two of A, B and C:

A Cultural Pluralism

PHIL 334 - World Religions

PHIL 335 - Islamic Thought

PHIL 344 - Women and Values

PHIL 345 - Philosophy and Women

PHIL 347 - Philosophical Foundations of Racism

PHIL 390 - Philosophy Here and Abroad

B Religion

PHIL 331 - Philosophy, Science and Religion

PHIL 333 - Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 334 - World Religions

PHIL 335 - Islamic Thought

PHIL 336 - Christian Thought

C Special Fields

PHIL 305 - Existentialism

PHIL 306 - American Philosophy

PHIL 314 - Philosophy of Science

PHIL 325 - Philosophy of Art

PHIL 326 - Philosophy and Film

PHIL 328 - Philosophy and Literature

PHIL 495 - Independent Readings

PHIL 480 - Senior Assignment (3 hours)

PHIL 490 - Philosophy Seminar (3 hours)

Philosophy Electives (12 hours)

A grade of C or above must be earned in all Philosophy courses to count toward the required 33 hours.

Other Program Requirements

_ Foreign Language-required for BA, but not for the B.S (8 hours)

_ Minor (18 hours)

_ Additional Electives for the BA (21-23 hours)

_ Additional Electives for the BS (24-31 hours)


Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
ENG 101 - English Composition I 3
BA: Foreign Language 101 4
or BS: SPC 103, 104, or 105 (3)
Intro Fine Arts and Humanities (FAH) 3
Intro Natural Sciences and Math (NSM) 3
Intro Social Sciences (SS) 3
Total (15) 16
ENG 102 - English Composition II 3
BA: Foreign Language 102 4
or BS: CMIS 108 or STAT 107 (3)
PHIL 106, PHIL 207, or PHIL 213 3
Introductory FAH, SS, or NSM 3
Introductory FAH, SS, or NSM 3
Total (15) 16

Year 2

PHIL Elective (Value Theory) 3
PHIL Elective/Skills 3
Intergroup Relations (IGR) 3
Distribution (SS) 3
Distribution (FAH) 3
Total 15
PHIL Elective (Cultural Pluralism, Religion, or Special Fields) 3
PHIL Elective 3
Distribution (NSM) 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Year 3

PHIL Elective (History of Western Phil.) 3
PHIL Elective/Skills 3
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
BA: Elective 2
or BS: Elective (3)
Total 17 (18)
PHIL Elective (Cultural Pluralism, Religion, or Special Fields) 3
PHIL Elective (Metaphysics/Epistemology) 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Year 4

PHIL 480 - Senior Assignment 3
PHIL Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor/Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
PHIL 490 - Philosophy Seminar 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
BA: Elective 3
or BS: Elective (4)
Total 15 (16)

The Philosophy Minor

A minor in philosophy consists of successful completion (C or better) of 18 hours in philosophy, including three different courses in three of the six areas.

PHIL 111 may count toward the 18 hours.

Students must successfully complete (earn a grade of C or above) PHIL 106, PHIL 207, or PHIL 213 before applying for a minor in philosophy. PHIL 106 does not count for credit toward the 18 hours for the minor in philosophy.