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Philosophy B.A. Requirements

Philosophy B.A.- Degree Requirements:  124 Credit Hours

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E):  42 Credit Hours

Additional Requirements:  4 Credit Hours

Area F- Courses Appropriate to Major:  18 Credit Hours

FORL XXXX- Students must complete FORL through the 2002 level

PHIL 2010- Introduction to Philosophy (if not taken in the Core Curriculum)

PHIL 2030- Introduction to Ethics (if not taken in the Core Curriculum)

SUBJ XXXX- Any 1000 or 2000 level course(s) as needed                                       

Major Requirements:  24 Credit Hours

History of Philosophy Requirement:  9 Credit Hours

PHIL 3100 Ancient Philosophy

Select two additional courses from the following:  6 Credit Hours

PHIL 3120 Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3130 Early Modern Philosophy:  Rationalism and Empiricism

PHIL 3140 Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHL 3150 Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 3170 Postmodernism

Logic Requirement :  3-6 Credit Hours

PHIL 2020 Critical Thinking

PHIL 4233 Symbolic Logic

Additional Major Courses : 9-12 Credit Hours

PHIL 3030 Selected Topics in Philosophy

PHIL 3120 Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3130 Early Modern Philosophy:  Rationalism and Empiricism

PHIL 3140 Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHIL 3200 Technology, Society, and Human Values

PHIL 3230 Modern Political Thought

PHIL/POLS 3232 Philosophy of Law

PHIL 3330 Philosophy of Art

PHIL 3332 Contemporary Moral Problems

PHIL 3334 Environmental Ethics

PHIL 3531 Theory of Knowledge 

PHIL 3532 Metaphysics

PHIL 3635 Existentialism

PHIL/WGST 4130 Feminist Philosophy

PHIL 4433 The Irish Philosophical Tradition

PHIL 4434 Focus on the Philosopher

PHIL 4532 Philosophy of Emotions

PHIL 4533 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 4534 Philosophy of Film

PHIL 4632 Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 4800 Independent Study

PHIL 5030 Selected Topics in Philosophy

RELS 3234 Asian Religious Philosophy

PHIL 4790 Internship

Or any PHIL class 3000 level or higher


Select 21 credit hours of Electives which may include additional Philosophy courses

Minor- Required

Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved by advisor)

Total Credit Hours:  124

  1. Three credit hours of an appropriate upper division course in another field may be substituted to count toward the major with permission of the Chair.
  2. At least 15 credit hours of the elective or minor credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, so that the student will graduate with 39 upper division credits.  If PHIL 2020 Critical Thinking is used in the major, then 18 credit hours of elective or minor credits at the 3000 level or higher would be required. 

Program Admission Criteria

Majors must acquire from their advisors a copy of “Requirements for the Major in Philosophy.”

Other Program Requirements

Must have earned a minimum grade of  “C” in each of the required courses in Philosophy upper division.

Honors in Philosophy

To graduate with Honors in Philosophy, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of HONS 4610 over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors College at the time of graduation.

Students completing the Honors Requirements in Philosophy will count the three credit hours of the Honors 4610 (Honors Research Seminar) toward their general electives, which means that they will have a total of 18 credit hours for other general elective courses rather than 21 credit hours.  


All Statesboro Philosophy majors are advised by Megan Bowen, located in Interdisciplinary Building, room 1048, 912-478-0233.  

All Armstrong Philosophy majors are advised by Stephanie Herren, located in the Student Success Center, 912-344-2673.


Last updated: 12/17/2021