Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

Forty-two credits in Philosophy, including:

  • Phi 3343 From Ancient to Medieval Philosophy
  • Phi 3344 From Medieval to Modern Philosophy
  • Phi 3345 From Modern to Postmodern Philosophy
  • Phi 3346 Continental Philosophy or Phi 3347 Analytic Philosophy
  • Phi 3339 Symbolic Logic
  • Phi 3351 Junior Seminar
  • Phi 4336 Ethics
  • Phi 4337 Philosophy of God or 4338 Philosophy of Religion
  • Phi 4341 Senior Seminar
  • Phi 4342 Senior Thesis


Also required, in the spring semester of the senior year, is a passing grade on a special written comprehensive examination (covering the entirety of the student's coursework, a departmental reading list, and also testing his or her ability to comment intelligently on philosophic texts) with a follow-up oral examination. In case of failure on either the written or oral portions one retake is permitted.

Students should seek electives in other departments, such as Theology, English, Politics, and Psychology, which will inform and broaden their philosophical experience.

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