B.A. in Philosophy Applied Ethical Thinking Concentration


General Education Requirements (47 credits)
College Competencies (21 credits)
ENWR1101   Academic Writing
ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
Ethical and Moral Analysis
Scientific Analysis
Liberal Arts Distribution  (18 credits)
Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Art and Humanities 

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
UNIV2002   Global Issues

Major Requirements (36 credits)
Required Major Courses (12 credits) 
PHIL1001   The Life of the Mind
PHIL1105   World Religions
PHIL2000   Logical Thinking
PHIL2105   Current Moral & Soc Issues

MAJOR TRACK COURSES (12 Credits)

THEMATIC CONCENTRATION: APPLIED ETHICAL THINKING

Major Elective Courses (9 credits)

Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Minor/SAC (18 credits)
Free Electives (19 credits)
TOTAL (120 credits)

  1. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.
  2. ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.
  3. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.
  4. ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.
  5. SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.
  6. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement canbe satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG course listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.
  7. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication,Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
  8. ART AND HUMANITIES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.
  9. 1THEMATIC CONCENTRATION:  Choose any four of the following courses:  BIOL4405, COMM4443, CRIM3304, HIST2601, NURS2212, PHIL1103, PHIL3000, PHIL3310, PHIL3311, PHIL/HUMN4438, POLS2606, RELI3323.

  10. 2MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES:  Any PHIL 1000 course or above that does not already count towards the Philosophy major.

  11. 3CAPSTONE COURSE:  Any PHIL 3000 course or above that does not already count towards the Philosophy major.

  12. FREE ELECTIVE COURSES:  Additional courses to bring the total number of credits earned to 120 may be taken in any area or discipline.

  13. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.