Nov 18, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Philosophy, B.A.



Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 33

Admission to major: No requirement other than good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Major-Field Requirements


Traditional Track


Electives: 21 credit hours


Students must complete seven other philosophy elective courses, at least four of which must be at the 300- to 400-level.

Students may also count up to TWO of the following courses from other disciplines toward the traditional track upper-level elective requirements:

GPA


The average GPA for all Philosophy courses must be a C (2.0) or better.

Ethics Track


History of Philosophy Elective: 3 credit hours (select one of the following courses)


Applied Ethics Electives: 3 credit hours (select one of the following courses)


Electives: 18 credit hours


Students must complete six other philosophy elective courses, at least four of which must be at the 300- to 400-level.

Students may also count up to TWO of the following courses from other disciplines toward the ethics track upper-level elective requirements:

GPA


The average GPA for all Philosophy courses must be a C (2.0) or better.

Philosophy Honors Program


Students must complete 9 hours of honors credits AND do an independent research project.

The 9 honors hours can be met by:

  • taking honors courses in philosophy;
  • doing up to 4 hours of independent research or
  • contracting a philosophy course to make it into an honors course.

These credits can all be used towards the regular major, so this does NOT require the student to take more than the normal 33 hours.

ACCELERATED 3 + 3 DEGREE


The CSU/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3+3 program permits a student who has completed three years of undergraduate study to be admitted to the College of Law to begin J.D. studies. The undergraduate degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the first full year of the J.D. curriculum, thus permitting the student to graduate with both an undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent). In effect, the first year of law school completes the fourth year of the undergraduate degree (serving, in effect, as undergraduate elective courses) and serves as the first year of law school. This arrangement saves both time and money for the student.