Bachelor of Arts
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
30 - 60 Credits
About the Philosophy Program
As a discipline, philosophy is applied to a great variety of topics, such as the nature of knowledge, the mind, and truth, determining what is moral, investigating what makes something beautiful, and inquiring about the existence of God or Ultimate Reality.
As a practice, philosophy teaches analytical and critical thinking, develops oral and written communication skills, and contributes to interdisciplinary understanding. Skills developed in this area help philosophy students excel in careers in law, medicine, management, education, government, writing, computer science, psychology, sociology, and ministry, among many others.
Focus of Study
Students in the program engage in rigorous academic training and have the opportunity to explore various areas of philosophy through upper-division coursework.
With the skills developed within the undergraduate Philosophy degree program, students excel in careers in law, medicine, management, education, government, writing, computer science, psychology, sociology, and ministry among many others.
- Be able to display capacities for and skills in critical thinking
- Be able to write and orally express clear, logical, and grammatically correct philosophical arguments
- Be able to display detailed knowledge of the current literature or historical background of a philosophical problem
- Be able to demonstrate research skills in locating and using resources and extending inquiry on philosophical questions
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy requires the following:
- A minimum of 30 credit hours of PHIL coursework. At least 21 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher).
- A grade of C or better in courses applied to the major.
- A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all PHIL coursework.
- No more than 60 credit hours of PHIL coursework may apply to the bachelor’s degree.
Additional coursework is required to complete the Philosophy, BA degree. Please see the advising guide on the Academic Advising website for more information.
Complete one of the following courses:
Complete the following course:
Complete a minimum of 24 additional credit hours of Philosophy (PHIL) electives.
At least 18 hours of electives must be upper-division (3000+ level) courses.
For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.