Philosophy (BS) (16PHILBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 Natural Science1,B 4
Natural ScienceB,1 4 Social Science2,D 3
Social ScienceD,2 3 Mathematics3,A 3-4
MathematicsA,3 3-4 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 Free Elective4 3
15-16 14-15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Literature5 3 Natural Science1 4
Natural Science1 4 Arts and Letters7 3
Logic 6 3 History8,C 3
Free Elective4 3 Social Science2 3
Mathematics3 3-4 History of Philosophy9,C 3
16-17 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Additional Breadth RequirementF
(NS/MA/E)
3 PHI or LOG elective12 6
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives RequirementG 2-3 PHI 495 Writing in History of Philosophy13 1
Value Theory10 3 History of Philosophy9 3
Writing/Communication11 3 Philosophy of Science G,14 3
Free Electives4 3 Adv Sci/Tech Option Course I15 3
14-15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Adv Sci/Tech Option Course II15 3 Adv Sci/Tech Option Course IV15 3
PHI 494 Writing in Ethics13 1 PHI 496 Writing in Contemporary Philosophy13 1
Adv Sci/Tech Option Course III15 3 Contemporary Philosophy16 3
Free Electives4 3 Adv Sci/Tech Option Course V15 3
PHI or LOG elective12 3 Free Electives4 6
13 16

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J, K, 17, 18, 19, 20 : 120

Major/Program Footnotes

1. Basic science: Twelve (12) hours from Natural science Group 201 Basic sciences. (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural science courses. One course each from three of the following areas: Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth sciences, and Physics). Four (4) hours from Group 202 science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural science courses). 16 credits.
2. Calculus: Choose one course from the College approved list. 3-4 credits.
3. Math Electives: Two additional math or statistics courses chosen from MA 114 and above or ST 305 and above. One of the courses must be selected from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list. 6 to 8 credits
4. Advanced science/ Technology Requirement: A 15-hour concentration in ONE area of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2 0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor), and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
5. History: Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western, or one 3-credit 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture. i.e., United States or other Western Culture
5. Literature: Choose from the College approved list, one 3-credit survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature; an upper division survey course; literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
7. Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing, speech, or a 200-level foreign language course. 3 credits.
8. Social Science: Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different discipliner, six (6) hours must be on GEP Social Sciences list.
9. Philosophy: Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits
10. Arts and Letters: One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list. 3 credits
11. Free Elective: Maximum 12 hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.
12. Logic: Three hours. One of LOG 201, 335, 430, 435, PHI 250.
13. Arts and Letters: Three hours. Choose from the College approved Arts and Letters course list.
14. History of Philosophy: Six hours. Two courses selected from department approved list.
15. Value Theory: Three hours. One course selected from department approved list
16. Philosophy or Logic Electives: Six hours. Any PHI or LOG course 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).
17. Writing in Philosophy: Three hours. All of PHI 494, PHI 495, and PHI 496.
18. Philosophy of Science: Three hours. Select from department approved list.
19. Contemporary Philosophy: Three hours. Select from department approved list
20. 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 lntroduction to Writing GEP requirement.
21. A major GPA of at least 2.0 is required for graduation.
22. lf 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 312, PHI 313, PHI 331, PHI 332, PHI 340, PHI 425, 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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