B.A. in Philosophy

College of Arts and Humanities
 
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Language and Culture Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation. 0-15
Majors Requirements 1
PHI 190Logic 13
PHI 270History of Ancient Philosophy 13
PHI 272History of Modern Philosophy 13
PHI 355Political Philosophy3
PHI 412Ethical Theories3
PHI 499Philosophical Concepts and Systems3
Choose one of the following philosophy courses:3
Philosophies and Religions of India
Philosophies and Religions of the Far East
Feminist Theory
Philosophy Electives 29
Select 3 PHI elective courses.
Electives
Select 18-33 credits in electives to reach the required 120 credits for the B.A.18-33
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

100- and 200-level courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

2

Cannot use the following Religious Studies courses to fulfill these electives: PHI 102, PHI 130, PHI 206, PHI 220, PHI 310, or PHI 390.

Accelerated B.A. in Philosophy to M.A. in Philosophy Program

B.A. in Philosophy students are required to take 30 credits of major requirements and philosophy electives. To be considered for the accelerated program, students must have completed 75 credits with a minimum of 18 philosophy credits.  Students must have earned at least a B in all philosophy courses, and must provide one letter of recommendation from a WCU philosophy faculty member. Students in the accelerated BA/MA program will fulfill the 30 credits of the undergraduate major with up to 12 graduate credits. Options are indicated below.

Major Requirements
PHI 190Logic3
or PHI 536 Symbolic Logic
PHI 412Ethical Theories3
or PHI 512 Ethical Theories
PHI 499Philosophical Concepts and Systems3
or PHI 599 Philosophical Concepts and Systems
PHI 501Graduate Proseminar (Required. Offered only in the fall. This course must be taken in the first fall term in the accelerated program.)3
You may choose the following course for the non-Western canon B.A. requirement (not to be confused with Gen Ed Diverse Communities course) if you have not taken PHI 204, PHI 205 or PHI 405:3
Asian Philosophy
Electives (not to exceed 12 graduate level credits, including above):9
Aesthetic Theories
Philosophy of Religion
Existentialism
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Science
Epistemology
Symbolic Logic (unless used above)
Religion and Ecology
Philosophy of Human Rights
Social Philosophy
 

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
PHI 190Logic3
PHI 270History of Ancient Philosophy3
MAT 1XX3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT 2___3
PHI 272History of Modern Philosophy3
Major Elective #13
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
Major Elective #23
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Free Elective/Second Major/Minor 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
Major Elective #33
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
PHI 355Political Philosophy3
Diversity (J) Course3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
Major Elective - Diversity (choose from one of the following courses)3
Philosophies and Religions of India 
Philosophies and Religions of the Far East 
Feminist Theory 
Interdisciplinary (I) Course3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
PHI 412Ethical Theories3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
PHI 499Philosophical Concepts and Systems3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Distributive or Free Elective 3
 Credits15