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 (LOG 201, 335, 435 or 437)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
(PHI 340, PHI 440, or PHI 447) 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 Natural Science: Sixteen hours. Twelve 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 hours from Group 202 Science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural Science courses).
2 Social Science: Nine hours from Group 541 Social Science (Three 3-credit courses from at least two of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402). 6 hours must be chosen from the GEP Social Science list.
3 Mathematics: Nine to twelve hours chosen from the GEP mathematics list. One course from Mathematics Group 110 Calculus (MA 121, 131, 141, 231, 241, or 242). Two courses from Group 111 Mathematics Electives (MA 114, MA 231, MA 241, ST 311, ST 361). Credit may not be received for more than one of MA 121, 131 and 141.
4 No more than 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for Credit Only (S/U).
5 Literature: Three hours from Group 809 Literature (AFS 248, ENG 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 486, or 487, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 394, 406, or 407, FLF 301, 302, 316, 323, 324, 352, 414, 415, or 492, FLN 301, 302, 401, FLS 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, or 492, FLG 300, 316, or 323, FLR 303 or 304, GRK 320, HON 202). Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262. Honors (HON) courses may satisfy the Literature requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century.
6 Logic: Three hours. One course from the following Group 409 list: LOG 201, 335, 435, 437.
7 Arts and Letters: Three hours. One course from the following Group 512 list: All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103, 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272, or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310.
8 History: Three hours from Group 808 History (AFS 275 or 276, HI 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 215, 216, 221, 222, 232, 233, 251, 252, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276).
9 History of Philosophy: Six hours. Two courses from the following Group 713 list: PHI 300, PHI 301, PHI 302, PHI 401.
10 Value Theory: Three hours. One course from the following Group 412 list: PHI 309, PHI 313, PHI 325, PHI 375, PHI 376, PHI 420, PHI 422, PHI 475.
11 Writing and Communication: Three hours from Group 529 Writing and Speaking (ENG 201, 215, 272, 287, 288, 289, 323, 331, 332, or 333, COM 110, 112, or 211, any 200-level foreign language course).
12 Philosophy or Logic Electives: Six hours. Any Group 735 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).
13 Writing in Philosophy: Three hours. All of PHI 494, PHI 495, and PHI 496.
14 Philosophy of Science: Three hours. One course from the Group 416 list: PHI 340, PHI 440, PHI 447.
15 Advanced Science/Technology Option: Group 701. A 15-hour concentration in one area of science, technology, or mathematics, selected by the student under the guidance of the student’s CHASS major adviser. Titles and numbers of the selected courses will be recorded in a written document. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, his or her advisor, the department’s Bachelor of Science program coordinator (if applicable, and if a different person than the adviser), and a CHASS Assistant/Associate Dean. Approval by these university officials is required for the option plan to be officially implemented. The completed document will be placed in the student’s Dean’s Office and Departmental files. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in this group of courses is required for graduation.
16 Contemporary Philosophy: Three hours. One course from the following Group 414 list: PHI 330, 331, 332, 333, 425, 440, 447.
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 The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement provides for automatic satisfaction of GEP requirements by designated transfer students under specified conditions. Although a course may serve the latter purpose, it may not thereby also satisfy college or major requirements unless it has already been designated as an equivalent. For a list of transfer equivalents, see http://admissions.ncsu.edu/how-apply/admission-profile/course-equiv.php.
20 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. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

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: Mathematical Science major requirement.
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: Natural Science major requirement.
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: AFS 248, ENG 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 486, or 487, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 394, 406, or 407, FLF 301, 302, 316, 323, 324, 352, 414, 415, or 492, FLS 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, or 492, FLG 300, 316, or 323, FLR 303 or 304, GRK 320, HON 202; AFS 275 or 276, HI 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 215, 216, 221, 222, 233, 251, 252, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276.
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: Social Science major 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
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-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement PHI/STS 325, PHI 415, PHI 422.
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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