Philosophy Graduate Program

Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

Philosophy Major Core Knowledge and Skills (3) 3
Majors must complete a course in one of the following areas:  
History of Philosophy. Satisfied by either one of the following areas  
Ancient Philosophy  
Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Kant  
Philosophy Major Required Electives (24)  
Symbolic Logic. Satisfied by one of the following:  
PHIL 310 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 3
or PHIL 610 Symbolic Logic
Value Theory. Satisfied by completing one of the following courses: 3
PHIL 555 Justice and Economic Systems 3
PHIL 662 Aesthetics 3
PHIL 666 Rational Choice Theory 3
PHIL 668 Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 670 Contemporary Ethical Theory 3
PHIL 671 Feminist Theories in Ethics 3
PHIL 672 History of Ethics 3
PHIL 676 Medical Ethics: Life and Death Issues 3
PHIL 677 Medical Ethics: Professional Responsibilities 3
Theoretical Philosophy. Satisfied by completing one of the following courses: 3
PHIL 620 Philosophy of Natural Science 3
PHIL 622 Philosophy of Social Science 3
PHIL 628 Philosophy of Logic 3
PHIL 630 Philosophy of Mathematics 3
PHIL 638 Philosophy of Language 3
PHIL 648 Theory of Knowledge 3
PHIL 650 Metaphysics 3
PHIL 654 Philosophy of Mind 3
History. Satisfied by completing one of the following courses:  
PHIL 508 Early Greek Philosophy 3
PHIL 557 Kant 3
PHIL 560 Nineteenth Century Philosophy 3
PHIL 562 Kierkegaard 3
PHIL 570 Nietzsche 3
PHIL 580 Marxism 3
PHIL 582 Existentialism 3
PHIL 590 Phenomenology 3
PHIL 592 Contemporary Continental Philosophy 3
PHIL 605 The Philosophy of Plato 3
PHIL 607 The Philosophy of Aristotle 3
PHIL 608 Hellenistic Philosophy 3
Additional Electives (12) 12
Satisfied by completing 12 additional hours of PHIL courses, not more than 3 credit hours can be below 300 and at least 3 credit hours must be at the 500-level or above.  

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 27 hours of major courses, or 33 hours required if completing departmental honors course PHIL 499.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 24 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior (500+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (500+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior (300+) Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

 


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