Philosophy, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

PHI 215 – Logic: Legal and Scientific Reasoning
PHI 296 – Ancient Philosophy (T2TP)
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 – 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.


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.