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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.

Degree Requirements

The prerequisite for all 4000-level philosophy courses is at least one 2000- or 3000-level philosophy course with a grade of C or higher. Majors are strongly urged to take PHIL 2010   or PHIL 2030   and PHIL 3000   before taking 4000-level courses.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements ) and the University Degree Requirements (see 1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation ).

University Grade-Point Average and Grade Requirements

Georgia State University undergraduate students must achieve an overall institutional grade-point average of 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.0 in Areas G and H to receive a bachelor’s degree from the university. Grades of C- can be used to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher. (See 1460 GPA Requirement  for additional information.)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Hours)

Required Courses (8-9 Hours)

One of the following (2-3 Hours)

One of the following (3 Hours)

World Language Requirements

  • World Language at the 1002 or Higher Level 3 Hours

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

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

  • Any 1000/2000-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:

Area G: Major Courses (27 Hours)

To satisfy the requirements for the B.A. degree with a major in philosophy, students must take a total of 27 semester hours in philosophy courses at the 3000 level or above, including the following distribution requirements:

CTW Requirement (3 Hours)

History of Philosophy Requirements (6 Hours)

Select one of the following (3 Hours)

Select one of the following (3 Hours)

Neither 3010 nor 3020 may be repeated.

Metaphysics and Epistemology Requirement. (3 Hours)

Select at least one of the following courses:

Select four more Philosophy courses at the 3000 or 4000-Level (12 Hours)

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

This unit offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. To graduate with distinction in the PHIL program, the student must have excelled in his or her PHIL courses and undergraduate career. To earn Graduation with Distinction in PHIL, a student must be in good academic standing, and the student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in the major, a 3.5 GPA overall, and a B or higher in PHIL 2500 . Rare exceptions may be made by faculty vote.