2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, BA

Philosophy-which literally means “love of wisdom”-involves thinking carefully about questions of enduring importance. These questions concern (among other things) the nature of morality, the meaning of happiness, God’s existence, the nature of knowledge, and the relationship between faith and reason. Exploring questions of this sort can broaden students’ understanding of many disciplines. It can also improve skills in logical analysis and encourage intellectual creativity and independence.

In short, Philosophy can help students cultivate the skills and qualities necessary for excelling in a wide variety of careers, both academic and professional. In fact, philosophy majors routinely receive some of the highest scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Students pursuing a major in Philosophy may choose from among 3 tracks (General Philosophy, Philosophy-Theology, or Philosophy-Law) and must maintain a minimum 2.5 gpa in the major.

General Philosophy Track

The General Philosophy Track consists of the 12-hour core plus 18 hours of electives for a total of 30 credit hours. Students selecting this track are encouraged to pursue a second major or multiple minors.

Philosophy-Theology Track

The Philosophy-Theology Track consists of the 12-hour core plus the 24 hours listed below for a total of 36 credit hours.

Philosophy-Law Track

The Philosophy-Law Track consists of the 12-hour core plus the 21 hours listed below for a total of 33 credit hours.