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Philosophy, BA

Offered in: CHICAGO

Requirements

Ten courses are required for the major in philosophy. These courses include three core courses, six elective courses, and a senior research project. The senior research project is an independent study on a topic chosen by the student after consultation with the faculty. One year of a foreign language is strongly recommended.

Grades of C or higher must be earned in all philosophy courses to be counted toward fulfillment of the major. Transfer students must complete at least 12 semester hours at Roosevelt University. For all majors, at least nine semester hours must be completed at the 300 level. Students majoring in philosophy should check their requirements for graduation with an advisor soon after deciding to major in philosophy. Notification of candidacy for graduation should be given during the advisement period preceding the last semester before graduation.

  PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy .....3
  PHIL 210 Logic .....3
  PHIL 230 Ethics .....3
  PHIL 399 Senior Research Project .....3
Electives
  18 semester hours with at least 9 semester hours at the 300 level. .....18

General Education Requirements

Academic Communities of Practice

  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ACP 110 Primary Texts .....3
  ACP 250 Grounds for Change .....3

English Composition (minimum grade of C- required)

  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research .....3

Humanities

  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding 100, 101 and 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies .....9

Mathematics

  MATH 110 Math 110 or above (Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements -- see advisor). .....3

Non-Western requirement

  Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements) .....3

RU mission-related course (minimum grade of C- required)

  LIBS 201 Writing Social Justice .....3

Science

  One biological science and one physical science required; at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors) TOTAL: at least 7 science hours .....7-8

Social Sciences

  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies .....9

Total hours for general education

  .....46

These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 semester hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 semester hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 semester hours (of the 60 semester hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 semester hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
  • Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.