First- and Second-Year Preparation
Although majors are not required to take courses in philosophy in their first 2 years, the department recommends that they do so. Prospective majors are encouraged to begin with one of the 100-level courses. These courses provide introductions to broad areas of philosophy, and students may apply one 100-level course toward the major requirements. PHIL 310, PHIL 384, and PHIL 386 are required prerequisites for upper-division work and should be taken early. Prospective majors should consult the director of undergraduate studies early to plan course work.
Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major
|Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Kant|
|PHIL 310||Introduction to Symbolic Logic||3|
|or PHIL 610||Symbolic Logic|
|PHIL 555||Justice and Economic Systems||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|
|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 654||Philosophy of Mind||3|
|PHIL 508||Early Greek Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 560||Nineteenth Century Philosophy||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|
Major Hours & Major GPA
While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:
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.