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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

This degree focuses on enhancing your knowledge of various philosophy concepts and theorists.

  • Apply analytic and verbal skills to a career in law
  • Think systematically with a career in the emerging fields of technology and information
  • Further high-level philosophical skills in postgraduate teaching and research positions

While earning your Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, you can expect to take courses including Ethics, The Human Person, Introduction to Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion. 


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37–39 total credit hours including:

  • PHIL 1003 Introduction to Philosophy or
  • PHIL 1023 Logic
  • PHIL 3033 Ethics
  • PHIL 4701 Portfolio

Preparation Electives – 6 credit hours selected from:

  • PHIL 2143 History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 2153 History of Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 2163 History of Modern Philosophy

Electives – 18 credit hours* selected from:

  • PHIL 3023 The Human Person
  • PHIL 3043 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 3073 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 4023 Aesthetics
  • PHIL 4143 Seminar in Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 4153 Seminar in Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 4163 Seminar in Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 4173 Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHIL 4883 Selected Topics in Philosophy

Foreign Language – 6–8 credit hours of any one foreign language, college-level

*Must include at least two courses (6 credit hours) from PHIL 4143, 4153, 4163, 4173.

The requirements above are specific requirements for this major. You must also fulfill general education requirements and general bachelor’s (or associate or associate of science in health science) degree requirements. Please refer to the Newman University Catalogs for details. After admission to Newman University, your Newman advisor can help explain program and university requirements.