Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the college may choose among three track options: humanities, language, and math/natural sciences, which are designed to ease pursuit of a second major.

The tracks share a 33-hour common core and 37-hour major in philosophy, but differ in the mix of non-philosophy courses they require. The total number of required credit hours is 120.

Common Core Courses

 Subject area Requirements  (credit hours)
English Composition  ENGL 1900 or equivalent
Language* 9
Social Sciences 12
Theology 9

*Acceptable languages may include Greek, Latin or any modern language. The requirement may be satisfied by passing an approved language proficiency exam

Philosophy Major Requirements

Specific course offerings that satisfy the area requirements are determined by the dean. The three Special Ethics/Social Analysis courses are selected with a view to the student’s capstone project, and may include courses from disciplines other than philosophy.

Requirements Credit hours
Epistemology 3
Philosophy of Religion 3
Philosophy of Human Nature 3
Ethics 3
Ancient Philosophy 3
Medieval Philosophy 3
Modern Philosophy 3
 Contemporary Philosophy 3
 Special Ethics/Social Analysis 9
Two-semester capstone process  4
 

Humanities Track (BA) Requirements

Requirements Credit hours
 English, American or world literature 12
Fine arts or art history 9
History 9
Mathematics or logic 3
Natural Science 6
 Electives 11
 

Language Track (BA) Requirements

Requirements Credit hours
English, American or world literature 6
Fine arts or art history 3
History 6
Mathematics or logic 3
Natural science 6
Second foreign language through intermediate-level 9
Electives 17
 

Mathematics/Natural Science Track (BS) Requirements

Requirements Credit hours
 English, American or world literature 9
Fine arts or art history 3
History 6
Mathematics* 9
Natural science 12
Electives 11
*MATH 1200 or higher-level course and two additional courses in mathematics. May be satisfied by a score of 550 on the SAT Examination for the mathematics requirement; two additional courses at an appropriate level must be taken.