Philosophy - Bachelor of Arts

 Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits)
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits)
Either an Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) or an Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits)
Area V: Humanities3
Either of the following courses will count towards the Introductory Philiosophy Course Departmental/College Requirement also
Introduction to Philosophy3
Philosophical Thought
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 1, 33
Viewing A Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Introductory Philosophy
This requirement is completed by the Area V: Humanities course
Ethics
Select one from the following:3
Social and Political Philosophy3
Ethical Theory3
Philosophy of Law3
Logic
PHIL 1120GLogic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking 53
or PHIL 312 Formal Logic
History of Philosophy
Select one from the following:3
Plato and the Discovery of Philosophy3
Ancient Philosophy3
Modern Philosophy3
Applied Ethics
Select one from the following:3
Biomedical Ethics3
Environmental Ethics3
Engineering Ethics 63
Applied Ethics3
Ethics and Global Poverty3
Select two from the following:6
Philosophy of Language3
Philosophy of Mathematics3
Philosophy of Mind3
Epistemology3
Philosophy of Science3
Metaphysics3
Philosophical Writing
PHIL 448Writing Philosophy3
Additional Requirements
Select at least an additional 12 credits in philosophy, 6 of which are courses numbered 300 or above. The following HNRS course may replace a 300 level or above philosophy course. 12
Plato and the Discovery of Philosophy3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120
Select sufficient electives to bring total to 120, including 48 upper-division. 747-49
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy there is no second language requirement.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics 1 3
PHIL 2230G Philosophical Thought 3
FYEX 1112 The Freshman Year Experience 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
Choose from one of the following: 3
Introduction to Communication  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Fine Arts Course 2 3
General Education Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
Choose from one of the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication 1  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1  
PHIL Elective Course 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course OR Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
Choose from one of the following: 3
Social and Political Philosophy  
Ethical Theory  
Philosophy of Law  
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
Choose from one of the following: 3
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Formal Logic  
Choose from one of the following: 3
Philosophy of Language  
Philosophy of Mathematics  
Philosophy of Mind  
Epistemology  
Philosophy of Science  
Metaphysics  
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Philosophy of Language  
Philosophy of Mathematics  
Philosophy of Mind  
Epistemology  
Philosophy of Science  
Metaphysics  
Choose from one of the following: 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Modern Philosophy  
Plato and the Discovery of Philosophy  
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
PHIL 448 Writing Philosophy 1 3
PHIL Applied Ethics Elective Course (choose from list) 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
PHIL Elective Course (any level) 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHIL Upper-Division Elective Course 3
PHIL Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-121