Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

Philosophy Requirements 

Major Requirements
Select 24 credits in philosophy including the following: 1, 2
PHIL 243Intro To Logic2-4
or PHIL 245 Logic
PHIL 311History of Philosophy - Ancient and Medieval4
PHIL 312History of Philosophy - Modern & Contemporary4
PHIL 494Philosophy Capstone: Revisiting the Good Life2
Select at least one relevant philosophy "bridge" course (see list)1-4
Complete 16 credits of required courses in the companion discipline (see list)16

At least 12 of the 24 philosophy credits must be upper-division.


We recommend that majors take one "Advanced Topics" course (PHIL 447 or PHIL 448) and one "Historical Seminar" (PHIL 454 or PHIL 455)

Approved bridge course and Required courses

Approved Bridge Course
Advanced Topics in Philosophy (Topic: "Critical Race Theory" in either course)
Advanced Topics in Philosophy
Required Courses
Complete 16 credits from the following list:16
Political Theology
Messages, Influence, and Culture
History in Africa Before 1850
History in Africa Since 1850
Music of the African Diaspora
Jazz History
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Race, Class, and Justice
Other upper-division course may be applicable but require approval from the Philosophy Department Chair.