Major in Philosophy within the four-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Major in Philosophy within the three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Minor in Philosophy within the four- or three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
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Why complete a B.A. with a major in Philosophy?
Both the three-year and the four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy provide a breadth of exposure to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and include significant depth in Philosophy. These degrees well prepare students for any area of employment or vocation with valuable skills—communication, writing, analytical, critical thinking, and organizing. A three- or a four-year B.A. in Philosophy also serves as a sound basis for launching into professional studies such as social work, journalism, law, policy-making, and government.
Why complete a four-year rather than a three-year degree?
If you complete a major in Philosophy within the four-year B.A., you will gain the advantage of at least six more courses in Philosophy than if you were to complete the three-year B.A. This would give you room to include such interesting courses such as:
• Plato, Plotinus and Augustine
• Postmodern Philosophy
• Paul and the Philosophers
• In Dialogue with David Hume
• Aquinas and Wittgenstein
Why complete a minor in Philosophy?
The minor requires 18 credit hours and can fit alongside a major in any field, whether in the three-year or the four-year Bachelor of Arts. The student is given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Philosophy through the required survey courses, and then may explore a variety of topics, according to their interest. Through a minor in Philosophy a student can gain valuable secondary competencies, applicable in almost any vocation.