Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Pre-Law/Applied Ethics (optional) concentration

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

 

Degree Requirements Summary
Requirements Units
General Education 50
Philosophy Major Core 36
General electives 34
Total units needed for graduation 120
Major Core Requirements
Course #   Course Name Note Units
PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy   4
PHIL 202 Proseminar   4
PHIL 204 Applied Ethics   4
PHIL 207 Philosophical Movements   4
PHIL 301 Philosophy of Science and Technology   4
PHIL 302 Ethics and Value Theory These GE C3 units do not count for the major 0
PHIL 303 Social and Political Philosophy   4
PHIL 306 Contemporary Topics May be repeated with different curriculum for elective credit 4
PHIL 307 Philosophical Figures May be repeated with different curriculum for elective credit 4
PHIL 400 Senior Seminar   4
Total Units in Major Core: 36

 

Some required courses are only offered once a year, either in the fall or spring semester. Those courses are as follows:

Fall Semester: Phil 202, Phil 207, Phil 301, and Phil 303

Spring Semester: Phil 204, Phil 306, Phil 307, Phil 375, and Phil 400

Pre-Law/Applied Ethics Concentration

The Philosophy Department offers majors the option of choosing a concentration in pre-law and applied ethics. This option does not increase the overall number of required units. For a list of the required courses in the pre-law and applied ethics concentration see the list below.

Degree Requirements Summary with Pre-Law/Applied Ethics Concentration
Requirements Units
General Education 50
Philosophy Major Core 36
General electives 34
Total units needed for graduation 120

Major Core Requirements
Course #   Course Name Note Units
PHIL 102 Introduction to Logic   4
PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy   4
PHIL 202 Proseminar   4
PHIL 204 Applied Ethics   4
PHIL 302 Ethics and Value Theory These GE C3 units do not count for the major 0
PHIL 303 Social and Political Philosophy   4
PHIL 306 OR PHIL 307 Contemporary Topics OR Philosophical Figures   4
PHIL 375 Philosophy of Law   4
PHIL 400 Senior Seminar   4
PHIL 499 Law Internship   4
Total Units in Major Core: 36

Minor in Philosophy

To obtain a minor in Philosophy, the student must complete 16 units (4 courses) in the Philosophy Department. The student can choose any combination of Philosophy courses to obtain the minor; but no more than three GE courses in Philosophy can be included in this combination, and at least two of the four courses must be upper division.