Philosophy- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Philosophy, 212 Hall Auditorium, 513-529-2440.

Philosophy is the search for knowledge regarding fundamental questions. The philosophy major provides students with the opportunity to examine the nature of reality and to understand the origin and development of ideas that structure and underlie the world and our lives. Philosophy majors will learn how to read complex texts critically, to write meaningfully and with clarity, and to understand and develop arguments.

Program Requirements

(34 semester hours)

PHL 245Writing Philosophy3
PHL 301Ancient Philosophy4
PHL 302Modern Philosophy4
PHL 404What is Philosophy?3
Select any two 400/500 level seminars (4 credits each)8
Select 12 credit hours in philosophy 112
Total Credit Hours34

No more than one course may be at the 100 level, not more than two of the additional courses may be at the 200 level and not more than 3 credits can be from independent study.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the major, and courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no credit.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing PHL 245 and PHL 404.