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Philosophy with concentration in Social Sciences (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with concentration in Social Sciences

Major: PHIL

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the program’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department .

General Education

Type Hours
General Education Requirements 34
Total 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: Modes of Inquiry 1
Foreign Language
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education;
6 hours must be at 300 level or above)
Total 22

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements)

Department of Philosophy

Type Hours
Philosophy 301 and 303 6
Philosophy 311 or 312 3
Philosophy 321 3
Philosophy 306 or 307 3
Philosophy 341, 356, 357, 528, 536, 537, 540 (select one) 3
Philosophy 308, 317, 328, 329, 331, 350, 521, 522, 524, 531, 535, 538 (select one) 3
Philosophy 315, 318, 319, 516, 518, 519, 557 (select one) 
Philosophy 502 (Capstone Seminar) 
Electives in Philosophy 
Total 33

Note: A minimum of 9 credit hours in Philosophy must be at the 500-level

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Electives in Social Sciences Division at 300 level or above 2,3 6
Electives in Social Sciences Division at 400 level or above 3 3
Minimum Electives 23
Minimum Total 121


Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1Fulfills WR requirement.

2 It is strongly recommended that three hours be devoted to each of “theory” and “methods” as defined by a particular social science discipline. Student should seek advising with the departmental undergraduate adviser to determine appropriate courses.

3 In addition to courses counted for General Education or college programmatic requirements.

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