Requirements: Philosophy Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
CCI 1 Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
CCI 2  
CCI 3  
CCI 4  
Math course coded CCM Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)


Core Courses I - History & Method

PL1100 History of Philosophy I: from Ancient to Medieval None
PL1200 History of Philosophy II: from Renaissance to Modern None
PL1300 How to Think: Formal Logic and Causal Reasoning None
PL4094 Thesis Workshop - 2 credits None
PL4095 Senior Thesis College Level=Senior


Core Courses II - The Open Questions, The Key Texts

Select three courses from the following list.
PL1021 Ethical Inquiry: Problems & Paradigms None
PL/PO2003 Political Philosophy None
PL2036 Metaphysics, Science & Rationalism None
PL2037 Empiricism, Skepticism & Materialism None
PL2070 Philosophy of Mind None
PL/AH3074 Philosophy of Aesthetics None


Electives - Exploring Your Questions

Select three courses from the following list.
PL2041 Environmental Ethics None
PL2071 Critique of Political Economy: Smith & Marx None
PL2072 Freud & Nietzsche None
CL2085 Literary Theory & Criticism None
PL/FM2095 Philosophy & Film None
MA2400 Discrete Mathematics 3 Credits From Range [MA1010 To MA2041] OR CS1040GE110
PL/PO3004 Contemporary Political Thought None
PL3007 Concepts in Relativity & Quantum Theories None
PL3010 Phenomenology & Existentialism None
BA3012 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility College Level=Junior AND BA1020 AND BA2020CCI
PL/PO3019 Global Justice None
PL/CL3030 Philosophy & the Theatre None
PL/PY3040 Psychology & Philosophy College Level=Sophomore
PL/PO3076 Political & Philosophical Modernity: Kant & Hegel College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110
PL3079 Modern Critical Theory None
PL/HI/CL3114 Imperial Rome: Philosophy, Literature, Society None
PL/HI/CL3116 Key Texts: Socrates, Sophists & the Stage None
PL/HI/CL3117 Empire & Individual: From Alexander to Caesar None
CL/PL/PY4091 Topics, where appropriate None



Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.



Students earning a 3.7 GPA and completing a seniors honors thesis will receive honors.