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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree. This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required. If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2021-2022 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Study Abroad Elective** (HRS 4)
  • Study Abroad Elective (HRS 4)
  • Study Abroad Elective (HRS 4)
  • Study Abroad Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: PHIL 328 - BIOETHICS (HRS 4)
  • Major: 200/300 level PHIL◊ course (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • Major (required): PHIL 310 - REALITY AND KNOWLEDGE WI (HRS 4)
  • Major (required): CAPSTONE WI (PHIL 400 Independent Study in Philosophy) (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits    GPA: 2.0      

Note: 5 writing intensive (WI) courses required: Critical Reading and Writing II and Studies in Arts and Humanities; the other three courses are taken in the major.   

* Entering Language courses at the 300 Level indicates fulfillment of the school core language requirement.     

 + Two courses may double count in General Education and Major   

**The Philosophy major strongly recommends a Study Abroad but does not require one.

Up to 3 courses from outside PHIL can count into the major, including any of these courses: Africana Studies (AFST 208); Anthropology (ANTH 235); Environmental Studies (ENST 209); History (HIST 277 and 289); Law and Society (LAWS 210); Literature (LITR 268 and 306);   Political Science (POLI 206); Psychology (PSYC 220).