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B.A. in Philosophy

Contact Person:
David Curry, Chair
204 Morey
(315) 267-2021

30 credit hours required.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 18)
Logic: one of the following
PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 210 Introduction to Symbolic Logic

Ethics: one of the following
PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 328 Issues in Ethical Theory

History of Philosophy: two of the following*
PHIL 322 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 323 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 324 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 325 Nineteenth Century Philosophy
PHIL 440 Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy

*PHIL 387 Selected Philosophers or PHIL 395 Special Topics in
Philosophy may be substituted for one of the history courses, when
appropriate, as determined by the department.

Other Fundamental Courses: one of the following
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 454 Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 465 Metaphysics

PHIL 475 Seminar in Philosophy

Elective Courses (Credits 12)


  1. A minimum of 15 credit hours of the major must be taken at the 300-400 level.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses counted toward the major.