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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Philosophy, B.S.


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For information about declaring the philosophy major please contact Connie Corbett at c.corbett@utah.edu or Lex Newman at lex.newman@utah.edu

Major Requirements for Philosophy


Philosophy Department
College of Humanities
www.philosophy.utah.edu
215 S. Central Campus Drive
CTIHB, Room 402
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-8161
Fax: 801-585-5195

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 36

Graduation Requirements

  • Only coursework taken for a letter grade will contribute to the requirements; CR/NC course work will not count
  • No individual course receiving a grade lower than C- will count for any of the requirements
  • The overall grade-point average (GPA) for courses meeting the requirements must be at least 2.0

Honors in Philosophy

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Philosophy must complete:

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  • 4 PHIL 5000-level courses with a grade of B+ or better, at least 1 course each in Area I, Area II, and Area III
  • Honors thesis requirement PHIL 4990 - Thesis Hours - under the direction of approved philosophy faculty member. Students will need to sign-up for 4 sections of honors thesis hours with their approved advisor.

Area Requirement


Senior Seminar Requirement


Electives


To reach the minimum credit hours needed for this major (36 hours), an additional course may be neeed – a philosophy elective. These electives may be satisfied by taking any philosophy courses, including any of the above courses or any lower division courses.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


  • General Education - (WR2) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QA) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hour 1 Credit
Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


  • General Education - (SF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (AI) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (DV) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
     
Total Hours: 15

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • General Education - (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - Logic and Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - Ethics and Value Theory 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QB) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • PHIL - Metaphysics and Epistemology 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - History 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (SF or AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - (QI) 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - Ethics and Values Theory 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - Metaphysics and Epistemology 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 7 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - (QI) 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - History 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - 5000-level Ethics and Value Theory
  • Bachelor Degree - (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • PHIL 4010 - Senior Seminar 3 Credit(s)  - Fulfills CW Requirement
  • PHIL - 5000-level Metaphysics and Epistemology 3 Credit(s)
  • PHIL - 5000-level History 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 7 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • PHIL - Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 13 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

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