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Philosophy

Philosophy Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. The Philosophy program is designed for those who wish to do graduate work in philosophy, those planning on graduate work in a related field (including certain professional programs, such as law, medicine or seminary), and those seeking a good liberal arts education, either for its own sake or as preparation for entering the work force. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
GE MATH 3
GE Biological Science 3
GE History 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
PHIL elective (200 level) 3
GE Social Science 3
GE Art or Literature 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
PHIL 210: Logic 3
PHIL elective (200 level) 3
GE Physical Science 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
PHIL 304: Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL elective (200 or 300 level) 3
GE Social Science or History 3
Humanities course not in PHIL 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
PHIL 306: Early Modern Philosophy 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Humanities course not in PHIL 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
PHIL 307: Late Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL elective (200 or 300 level) 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
GE Global Studies 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
PHIL advanced course
PHIL 374: Studies in Ancient Philosophy
or
PHIL 378: Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
3
PHIL elective (200 or 300 level) 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
PHIL 390: Senior Seminar 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3

Philosophy Minor

Students must complete 18 credit hours including the following: