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Philosophy BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 15.09 PHILOSOPHY, CIP: 38.0101 Philosophy)

Completing the Philosophy BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Academic Advice

Students interested in our honors program or with general questions about the philosophy major may contact the director of undergraduate studies, Professor Ryan Muldoon, to discuss their interests and receive additional information.

Transfer Credit Policy

Comparable transfer courses may count toward the philosophy major at the discretion of the director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisite Courses

One philosophy course with a minimum grade of C.

Required Courses

One of:

One of:

Metaphysics and Epistemology
One of:

History of Philosophy
Two of:

Philosophy electives
Six additional courses, of which four must be at the 300/400 level

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Senior philosophy majors may apply for the philosophy honors program if they have an overall GPA of 3.000 or higher, have a GPA of 3.250 or higher in their philosophy courses (including at least 2 advanced philosophy courses taken at UB), and have already completed at least 50% of the requirements for their major.

Philosophy majors complete their major “with distinction” if their final philosophy GPA is at least 3.250, “with high distinction” if their final philosophy GPA is at least 3.500, and “with highest distinction” if their final philosophy GPA is at least 3.750.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Philosophy BA degree
Credits Required for Major33
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 47
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:56