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2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Philosophy, BS


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

(30 credits) (2.5 GPA)

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   or   will fulfill the Humanities requirement in the Breadth requirements

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  •  , if chosen for the major, will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS).   will not satisfy this requirement, but   will.

All philosophy majors must complete 30 credits of philosophy. Up to 6 pass/fail credits in philosophy courses may be applied toward the philosophy major. The requirements are distributed as follows:

Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits

Philosophy Major: 30

Philosophy Minor: 18

Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor: 2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor: 2.5 Career GPA and 2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

Notes

Courses for Philosophy Majors and Minors require a minimum grade of C- or better.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree additional requirements include two years of language, or same as University Requirement. The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in philosophy can be awarded to philosophy majors who have taken 12 credits in math or science beyond the University Studies Requirements, as approved by an advisor.

A Philosophy DSC course will not satisfy the DSC (Depth Life and Physical Sciences) General Education requirement for a Philosophy Major. But if ADVS 3200  is taken (a DSC attribute course) it will fulfill the DSC requirement and will also fulfill a Philosophy elective.

Course Requirements


B. Elective Courses (15 credits)


Choose five other philosophy courses not already taken above, four of which must be at the upper-division level (3000 or higher). (See list of elective courses  for Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, shown in previous elective courses listing.)

C. Science Requirement


To receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, students must take 12 credits in math or science beyond the University Studies Requirements, as approved by an advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Philosophy with Concentration in Ethics (30 credits) (2.5 GPA)


All philosophy majors must complete 30 credits of philosophy. Up to 6 pass/fail credits in philosophy courses may be applied toward the philosophy major. The requirements are distributed as follows:

B. Elective Courses (9 credits)


Choose three other philosophy courses not already taken above, two of which must be at the upper-division level (3000 or higher). (See list of elective courses  for Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, shown in previous elective courses listing.)

C. Science Requirement


To receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, students must take 12 credits in math or science beyond the University Studies Requirements, as approved by an advisor.

Minimum University Requirements


Total Credits

120

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)

30

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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