The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy provides comprehensive learning experiences for the conceptual development of periods of historical philosophy, major currents of 20th century philosophical investigation and methodologies employed by philosophers. Specifically, the program provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and skills so that they will have the credentials for entering graduate programs in philosophy, in other disciplines, in law schools or for advancement in their chosen career paths. Students with philosophy training can present themselves as articulate reasoners with advanced critical thinking and logical analysis. They will also be exposed to issues of culture, ethnicity and gender, and will be able to cultivate a global perspective. Students shall have the ability to examine and critically assess normative standards governing social relations, practices and institutions, including a wide range of human activities dependent upon value judgments.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information.