Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy Pathway, A.A.

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Philosophy is the study of ideas, such as those about knowledge, truth and the meaning of life. It encourages students to challenge, defend and develop a tolerance for ideas.

Studying philosophy enhances problem-solving capacities, persuasive powers and the ability to understand and express ideas. The study of philosophy provides a valuable preparation for students planning to pursue professional careers such as law, medicine and theology.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences
  • Area E: Social Science

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (11-12 Credit Hours)

One of the following (2-3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following

Select additional 1000- or 2000-level courses from those with a subject in the core curriculum to complete 18 credit hours in Area F

Recommended courses for the B.A. in Philosophy with no concentration:

  • Any 1000- or 2000-level philosophy courses not used to fulfill requirements in Areas B, C, or F.
Recommended courses for the B.A. in Philosophy with a Pre-Law concentration