Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Requirements (45 units)

Total units for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Philosophy 

(Program Code: PHIL)

Lower-division requirements (3)
Basic Logic
PHIL 2100Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic3
Upper-division requirements (27)
PHIL 3210Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 3250Early Modern Philosophy3
Intermediate Logic
PHIL 3100Predicate Logic3
Value Theory
Six units chosen from:6
Moral Psychology
Social and Political Philosophy
Three units chosen from:3
Philosophy of Language
Three units chosen from:3
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Social Epistemology
19th and 20th Century European Philosophy
Three units chosen from:3
Nineteenth Century European Philosophy
Advanced Issues
Three units chosen from:3
Advanced Issues in Logic
Advanced Issues in History of Philosophy
Advanced Issues in Value Theory
Advanced Issues in Metaphysics and Knowledge
Advanced Topics in Philosophy
Electives (15)
Fifteen units chosen from philosophy courses. Elective units may include philosophy courses taken to satisfy General Education requirements. No more than 6 elective units from philosophy courses numbered 1005 – 3099. In consultation with the chair, philosophy majors are encouraged to include philosophy courses from study abroad in their elective category. Students with philosophy as a double major may complete the elective requirements for the philosophy major by taking up to nine units in non-philosophy courses that are related to the philosophy major. These customized non-philosophy elective packages need to form a coherent plan of study within the philosophy major and should be constructed in consultation with a faculty advisor; the plan of the elective package then needs to be submitted to and approved by the department chair. 15

Critical Thinking: Majors need not satisfy the GE Critical Thinking Requirement with PHIL 2100; but students who fulfill the requirement with PHIL 2100 thereby satisfy the prerequisite for PHIL 3100.