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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (120 units)

Requirements

A minimum of 36 units in philosophy divided as follows:

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • PHIL 203 History of Early Philosophy (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • PHIL 204 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • PHIL 270 Symbolic Logic I (3)
    Prerequisite: None

A maximum of 12 lower-division units may be counted toward the major, including either of the following:

  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any course from GE Foundation categories A.1 (Written English), A.2. (Oral Communication) or A.3. (Critical Thinking).
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Ethics (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any course from GE Foundation categories A.1 (Written English), A.2. (Oral Communication) or A.3. (Critical Thinking).

Upper Division:

A minimum of 24 units in philosophy, including at least two courses (6 units) from each of the following groups:

History of Philosophy:

  • PHIL 306, PHIL 307, PHIL 413, PHIL 414, PHIL 416, PHIL 418, PHIL 419, PHIL 421, PHIL 422, PHIL 423, PHIL 425, PHIL 490, PHIL 491, PHIL 492

Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology:

  • PHIL 330, PHIL 342, PHIL 381, PHIL 382, PHIL 482, PHIL 483, PHIL 484, PHIL 493

Values and Evaluation:

  • PHIL 351, PHIL 352, PHIL 361, PHIL 363, PHIL 401, PHIL 403, PHIL 405, PHIL 451, PHIL 489, PHIL 496

The required 6 upper-division units remaining are to be selected from philosophy courses with the advice and consent of the student's departmental advisor, and may include PHIL 497H and PHIL 498H.

Pre-Law Emphasis

The pre-law emphasis requires the same minimum 36 units required for the major. Prelaw students should include at least four of the following in their course of study:

  • PHIL 351, PHIL 352, PHIL 363, PHIL 451, PHIL 489.

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