Four Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various L&S Degree Requirements, and courses can double-count towards more than one requirement. The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

This sample shows one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in four years. This plan does not replace the advice of your Philosophy advisor or your College Undergraduate Advisor. You are cautioned to meet regularly with both to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
PHILOS 101
Introduction to Philosophy: (HU)
3
L&S Social Science
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
PHILOS 211
Elementary Logic (HU) (QL-B) (formal reasoning)
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Arts (GER)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
OWC-B course
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science/Cultural Diversity
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
Elective
3
Spring Credits
Philos Elective
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Natural Science
3
L&S Humanities, not Philos
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
L&S Humanities, not Philos
3
L&S Natural Science
3
Philos 303, 317, 324, or 351 (HU)
3
PHILOS 430
Great Thinkers of the Ancient Period (HU)
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
Elective
3
L&S upper-level
3
PHILOS 432
Great Thinkers of the Modern Period (HU)
3
Philos 341, 349, 355
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Philos 500+ elective
3
Philos upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
PHILOS 681
Seminar in Advanced Topics:
or PHILOS 685
Senior Capstone Research Seminar:
3
Philos upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Elective
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B