Requirements for a Major in Philosophy

Basic courses: PHIL 160, 301, 302 or 317, 310 or 350 or 413, 311 or 312, 313 or 314, and twelve hours selected from other courses in Philosophy. For the maximum of 36 hours permitted in the department, six additional hours may be selected from other courses in Philosophy.  Philosophy majors must also complete six credits of a foreign language or satisfy the Bellarmine College Bachelor of Arts foreign language proficiency requirement.

Suggested Program of Study

Philosophy

Freshman Year

Gen Ed ENGL 101

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Gen Ed Social Science Elective

3

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3
TOTAL 16

PHIL 160

3

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3

Gen Ed Mathematics Req

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts Req

3
TOTAL 15

Sophomore Year

PHIL 301

3

PHIL 302 or 317

3

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Foreign Language Requirement 101

3
TOTAL 15

PHIL 312 or 314

3

Foreign Language Requirement 102

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Junior Year

PHIL 310, 350, or 413

3

PHIL 311 or 313

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Philosophy Elective

3

Philosophy Elective

3

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Senior Year

Philosophy Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Philosophy Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Gen Ed courses may be taken in semesters other than the ones listed above.