Mar 24, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy and Religion, Interdisciplinary Philosophy Concentration, B.A.

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This option is designed for students who want to concentrate in philosophy but also apply philosophical ideas to work in other departments. Part of the requirements for this concentration is a cognate of nine credit hours from a different but related discipline.

Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 26-43 Crediit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 33-36 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Language's placement test.

Major Requirements

Choose one of the following Metaphysics/Epistemology courses: 3 Credit Hours

Depending on the manner in which they are taught, the following topics classes may be counted toward the metaphysics/epistemology requirement if they are approved by petition to the academic unit head: PHIL 390 , PHIL 391  and PHIL 475 .

Philosophy electives (nine credits at the 300 level or above): 12 Credit Hours

If the student takes PHIL 101  as part of Cluster Two  in the General Education  program it can double count as one course of this elective section. Neither PHIL 120  nor PHIL 150  can be used as an elective.

Cognate of three courses from one or more disciplinary areas outside of philosophy: 9 Credit Hours

Total: 36 Credit Hours

Recommended Schedule for Majors

The following outline is a sample four-year program. The actual courses and sequence a student takes may vary.

First Year

  • Introductory courses in major 6 Credit Hours
  • B.A. or B.S. Requirements 6-8 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 6-18 Credit Hours 1

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Second Year

  • Required courses in major 6 Credit Hours
  • B.A. or B.S. Requirements or Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 18 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Third Year

  • Requirements and electives in philosophy or religion 12 Credit Hours
  • Electives (may be outside of major) 12 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 6 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


1 Students should adjust General Education  and foreign language load to achieve 30 hours total.

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