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Philosophy (B.A.)

Administered by Philosophy

Effective Fall, 2008

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 30 semester hours is required for a major in philosophy. The balance of the university's 120-hour requirement for a bachelor's degree comes from free elective courses. The following courses are required:

Logic requirement

PHIL.270 Logic

Historical requirement

PHIL.321 Plato and Aristotle

PHIL.324 Descartes to Kant

Choose one of the following two courses:

PHIL.328 Existentialism

PHIL.329 20th Century Philosophy

Six courses in philosophy must also be selected in addition to the required courses for this degree program. Two courses must be from the 300 or above level sequence:

PHIL.110 Critical Thinking
PHIL.111 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL.290 Medical Ethics
PHIL.292 Contemporary Moral Problems
PHIL.295 Business Ethics
PHIL.297 Ethics
PHIL.403 Philosophy of Science
PHIL.404 Philosophy of the Social Sciences
PHIL.405 Philosophy of Law
PHIL.406 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL.407 Contemporary Political Philosophy
PHIL.408 Feminist Philosophy
PHIL.418 Contemporary Philosophy of Mind
PHIL.419 Theory of Knowledge
PHIL.420 Metaphysics
PHIL.477 Philosophy of Ecology