Philosophy (BA) (16PHILBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing
and ResearchH
4 History II1 3
History I1,C 3 Social Science7,D 3
Social Science 7,D 3 MathematicsA 3
MathematicsA 3 Natural ScienceB 3
Foreign Language 2018,K 3 HES_*** Health &
Exercise Studies CourseE
1
HES_*** Health &
Exercise Studies CourseE
1
17 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Literature I3 3 Literature II4 3
Social Science7 3 Social Science7 3
Natural ScienceB 4 Logic
(LOG 201, 335, 435 or 437)10
3
Philosophy5,C 3 Free Elective9 3
Free Elective9 3 GEP Additional Breadth
Requirement(MS/NS/E)
3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
History of Philosophy11 3 History of Philosophy11 3
Value Theory12 3 Contemporary Philosophy14 3
PHI 495 Writing in
History of Philosophy13
1 PHI 496 Writing in
Contemporary Philosophy13
1
Arts and Letters Elective6 3 GEP Interdisciplinary
Perspectives RequirementG
2-3
Free Electives9 6 Free Electives9 6
16 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Philosophy Electives15 6 Philosophy Electives15 3
PHI 494 Writing in Ethics13 1 Free Electives9 9
GEP Interdisciplinary
Perspectives RequirementG
3
Free Electives9 6
16 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J, K, 16, 17, 18, 19: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1. History I: One 3-credit course required from the College/Department approved History I course list; (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
2. History II: One 3-credit course required from the College/Department approved History II course list; (a 200-level survey course covering our own or similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
3. Literature I: One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
4. Literature II: One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets Literature I requirement; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or  literature course in period, genre, or a major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)
5. HSS Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course from the University-approved GEP Humanities course list.
6. Arts and Letters: One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
7. Social Sciences: Twelve (12) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six(6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
8. Foreign Language: Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination.
9. Free Electives: Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10. Logic. Three hours. One course selected from department-approved list.
11 History of Philosophy: Six hours. Two courses selected from department-approved list.
12 Value Theory: Three hours. One course selected from department-approved list.
13  Writing in Philosophy: Three hours. All of PHI 494, PHI 495, and PHI 496. Students are strongly encouraged to take no more than one of these courses during any one term, and to use at least one 3 credit hour 400-level course as a co-requisite.
14  Contemporary Philosophy: Three hours. One course selected from department-approved list.
15  Philosophy Elective: Nine hours. Any PHI or LOG course or equivalent not already taken to satisfy another major requirement.  At least one of the courses taken to satisfy this or other major requirements must be a 3 credit hour 400-level PHI or LOG course (other than PHI 498 and LOG 498).
16 Credit in the major will be given for PHI 205 only if it is the student’s first PHI course.
17  The Department of Philosophy and Religion does not accept D grades (D-, D, D+) in courses taken to satisfy any major requirements or in ENG 101 taken to satisfy the Introduction to Writing GEP requirement.
18  A major GPA of at least 2.0 is required for graduation.
19.  If a student takes a course that double counts in fulfilling more than one requirement, the student will need to take a free elective course(s) to meet the total of 120 credit hours for graduation. 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement. none.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History 1 and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: The College’s Social Sciences requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering (excluding LOG courses and PHI 250)
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: PHI/STS 325, PHI 340, PHI 415, PHI 422, PHI 440, PHI 447.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL 102 level is required for graduation.

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