Philosophy- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Philosophy, 212 Hall Auditorium (513-529-2440).

Philosophy is the search for knowledge regarding fundamental questions. The philosophy major provides students with the opportunity to examine the nature of reality and to understand the origin and development of ideas that structure and underlie the world and our lives. Philosophy majors will learn how to read complex texts critically, to write meaningfully and with clarity, and to understand and develop arguments.

Program Requirements

(35 semester hours)

All of these:

PHL 245 Writing Philosophy (3)

PHL 301 Ancient Philosophy (4)

PHL 302 Modern Philosophy (4)

PHL 404 What is Philosophy? (4) (capstone, must be taken senior year)

Any two 400/500 level seminars (4 credits each)

12 additional credit hours in philosophy to total 35 semester hours. No more than one course my be at the 100 level, not more than two courses may be at the 200 level and not more than 3 credits can be from independent study.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the major, and courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no credit.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing PHL 245 and 404.

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