Major in Philosophy (B.A.)
PHI110Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHI125MIntroduction to Logic3
PHI251History of Philosophy I3
PHI252History of Philosophy II3
PHI320Ethics: Theory and Practice4
PHI390Epistemology and Metaphysics4
PHI499Senior Seminar4
Electives from philosophy courses, of which at least 3 credits must be from 300 level or above6
Major 30
General Education49-50
Electives43-44
Total Credits122-124

Ministry Scholars B.A. to M.A. Academic Plan

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

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES106 Elective 3BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES110  PEA100
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Second Language (S) course1 4 Elective 3
 11 3 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II3
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
 13 3 12-15
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
Electives 11 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 7
 15 0 10
Total Credits: 111-117
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 GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 PEA100
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Electives 6
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 14 4 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHI251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II3
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
 14 3 12-15
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
Electives 9 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 7
 13 0 10
Total Credits: 114-120
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.)