Supplementary Major in Philosophy (B.A.)

The Supplementary Major in Philosophy focuses on the fundamental questions about reality, morality, and human existence. The diversity and balance of preparation provided by this Supplementary Major in Philosophy complements and extends a student’s primary major within a Liberal Arts and Sciences education.  The Supplementary major has a required core of 12 semester hours and an additional 15 hours either in the Applied Ethics Track or Great Ideas Track. [Note: A supplementary major is not intended as a qualifying major for an undergraduate degree, but is offered in combination with a student’s primary major. Successful completion of the Supplementary Major requirements will be noted on the student’s academic transcript, though not on his or her diploma.]



  • General Education Requirements
  • Internship
  • The Supplementary Major in Philosophy requires students to take the following 27 credit hours in Philosophy
Required Core: 12 credit hours
PHIL 202T1:DV:Phil of Human Nature3
PHIL 203T1:DV:FD: Moral Philosophy3
PHIL 251T1: Symbolic Logic3
PHIL 405H2b:Philosophy Symposium3
Concentrations A) Applied Ethics or B) Great Ideas15
Students must take 12 hours in one concentration and 3 hours in the other.
A) Applied Ethics
H1:DV:Phil of Human Sexuality
H1:Environmental Philosophy
H3:TH1:TH2: Bioethics
H2b:TH2: Philosophy ofMedicine
Internship Adv Clin Bioethics
PHIL Elective at 300 or 400 level
B) Great Ideas
Philosophy of Knowledge
H2b:DV:Philosophy of Art
H2b:Renaiss & Mod Philosophy
H2b:Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL Elective at 300 or 400 level
Total Hours27