Major in Philosophy (B.A.)
PHI251History of Philosophy I4
PHI252History of Philosophy II4
PHI320Ethics: Theory and Practice4
PHI401Epistemology and Metaphysics4
PHI499Senior Seminar4
Major20
Electives from philosphy courses, of which at least six credits must be from 300 level or above10
General Education51-52
Electives41-42
Total Credits122-124

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B.A. in Philosophy 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1Elective 3BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES110 College Writing3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Second Language (S) course1 4 Elective 3
 15 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI251 History of Philosophy I4Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II4
THE201 Christian Theology3 Philosophy elective 3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
  Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 14 3 13-16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Philosophy elective 4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3
Elective 4  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off PHI401 Epistemology and Metaphysics4
Electives 11 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 7
 15 0 14
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

Note: The Philosophy Department encourages semester abroad programs (e.g. Oxford). See your adviser or the department chair for details.

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Philosophy 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Electives 6
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 15 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI251 History of Philosophy I4Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II4
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Philosophy elective 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Electives 6
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 15 3 13-16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Philosophy elective 4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3
Elective 4  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off PHI401 Epistemology and Metaphysics4
Electives 9 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 7
 13 0 14
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

Note: The Philosophy Department encourages semester abroad programs (e.g. Oxford). See your adviser or the department chair for details.

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)