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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – 120 Credits

Please consult the description of the General Education program in this catalog for a list of General Education goals and objectives and the courses included on the menus for the various goals.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
*PHI 201 History of Ancient Philosophy 3 crs.
**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar 1 cr.
**ENG 101 English Composition I  3 crs.
General Education Courses  9 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
*PHI 115 Logic and Language OR PHI 211 Formal Logic I3 crs.
*PHI 206 16th- to 18th-century Philosophy3 crs.
**ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
 *PHI 225 Social and Political Philosophy OR 370 Philosophy of Law 3 crs.
 General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 12 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
*PHI 320 Ethical Theory3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses12 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
300- or 400-level Philosophy Electives6 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses9 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
*PHI 325 Philosophy of Science OR PHI 405 Epistemology3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses12 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
*PHI 410 Metaphysics OR PHI 415 Philosophy of Mind 3 crs.
300- or 400-level Philosophy Elective 3 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
300- or 400-level Philosophy Elective3 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses12 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses