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Degree Plan

To complete their baccalaureate education, Philosophy majors are required to meet upper-division university requirements (ECCE courses- 13 hours total) and must take 12 hours of general electives, at least 6 of which must be in areas outside Philosophy.

The overall structure of the curriculum is as follows:

Degree Requirements     Hours   
Prerequisites   
General (any philosophy or CAP Humanities course)     3   
PHI 301 Critical Thinking (or logic)     3   
Total    6   
Bachelor’s Degree    
Area 1 (core)     8   
Area 2 (history of philosophy)     8   
Area 3 (values)     8   
Advanced class in area of specialization     4   
PHI 490 Senior Seminar in Value Theory OR    
PHI 495 Senior Seminar in Core Analytic Philosophy     4   
Philosophy elective (any PHI class)     4   
UIS requirements     10   
General electives (at least 6 hours outside philosophy)     15   
Total    61   
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