Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
PHL 219Reasoning and Argumentation3
or PHL 220 Symbolic Logic
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 330 Topics in Ethical Theory
PHL 260Philosophical Research3
PHL 303Ancient Philosophy3
PHL 304Modern Philosophy3
or PHL 305 Topics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philosophy
PHL 308History and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences3
Elective Courses
Select twelve credit hours 112
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12

Chosen from any Philosophy courses, Religion courses numbered 300 or higher, Humanities courses numbered 300 or higher, or other courses approved by Philosophy faculty.

A minimum of 15 credit hours in Philosophy courses numbered 300 or higher are required for the major.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  8. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.