Philosophy, B.A.

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

There are no categories with specific requirements in this program.

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


33 Credits Required

PHI 215 - Logic
PHI 296 - Ancient Philosophy
PHI 297 - Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
PHI 306 - The Age of Reason
PHI 307 - 19th Century Philosophy: Fichte to Bradley
PHI 490 - Philosophy Seminar

Select one from:

  • PHI 408 - Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • PHI 420 - American Philosophy
  • PHI 480 - 20th Century Analytic Philosophy

Select an additional 12 credits of PHI in consultation with a departmental advisor. May not include PHI 100, and may not include more than 6 credits at the 100/200 level.


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).