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B.A. in Philosophy

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HIS) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Phil 103 or 319 3 Phil 319: Symbolic Logic, Phil 103: Logic:  Critical Thinking
Phil 322, 323, 332, 333, 340, 342, 351, 360, 422, 432, 460 6 Phil 325: Theories of Truth, Phil 333: Philosophy of Language, Phil 332: Personal Identity and the Self, Phil 322: Epistemology, Phil 323: Metaphysics, Phil 342: Philosophy of Mind, Phil 351: Philosophy of Religion, Phil 360: Philosophical Issues in Science/Religion, Phil 422: Seminar in Epistemology/Metaphysics, Phil 432: Seminar in Philosophy of Mind/Language, Phil 460: Seminar: Philosophy of Science/Religion, Phil 340: Philosophy of Technology
Phil 321, 328, 331, 345, 350, 357, 421, 431 6 Phil 102: Introduction to Professional Ethics, Phil 320: Aesthetics, Phil 328: Biomedical Ethics, Phil 331: Political Philosophy, Phil 345: Environmental Ethics, Phil 350: Philosophy of Law, Phil 357: Business Ethics, Phil 355: Philosophy of Film, Phil 431: Seminar in Legal/Political Philosophy, Phil 421: Seminar in Ethical Philosophy, Phil 321: Ethics, Phil 346: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 301, 302, 307, 310, 311, 313, 314, 318, 324, 330, 401, 402 6 Phil 330: History of Western Political Philosophy, Phil 310: Socrates & Sophistry, Phil 318: Existentialism, Phil 401: Seminar in History of Ancient Philosophy, Phil 402: Seminar in History of Modern Philosophy, Phil 301: History of Philosophy I, Phil 302: History of Philosophy II, Phil 311: Plato, Phil 313: Aristotle, Phil 307: Medieval Philosophy, Phil 324: History of Analytic Philosophy, Phil 314: Kant and the Problems of Philosophy
Phil electives 9 Phil 325: Theories of Truth, Phil 102: Introduction to Professional Ethics, Phil 491: Honors Thesis, Phil 101: Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 207: Philosophy of Religion, Phil 100: Philosophy-Con Society, Phil 200: Present-Day Moral Prob, Phil 406: Research in Philosophy, Phil 410: Philosophy of Math, Phil 513: Phil in Literature, Phil 327: Business Ethics, Phil 335: Existentialism, Phil 401: Metaphysics, Phil 407: Epistemology, Phil 408: Symbolic Logic, Phil 507: Symbolic Logic, Phil 509: Existentialism, Phil 201: Ethics, Phil 303: Critical Reasoning, Phil 304: Ethics, Phil 317: Philosophy of Language, Phil 324: Symbolic Logic, Phil 325: Philosophy of War, Phil 330: Phil Issues in Sports, Phil 403: Contemporary Phil, Phil 405: Research in Philosophy, Phil 409: Phil of The State, Phil 413: Sociology of Knowledge, Phil 505: A N Whitehead, Phil 525: The Critique of War, Phil 330: History of Western Political Philosophy, Phil 209: Philosophy of State, Phil 305: Ethics-Everyday Living, Phil 333: Philosophy of Language, Phil 332: Personal Identity and the Self, Phil 310: Socrates & Sophistry, Phil 315: Aquinas, Phil 316: Whitehead, Phil 318: Existentialism, Phil 320: Aesthetics, Phil 322: Epistemology, Phil 323: Metaphysics, Phil 326: Bioethics, Phil 328: Biomedical Ethics, Phil 331: Political Philosophy, Phil 342: Philosophy of Mind, Phil 345: Environmental Ethics, Phil 350: Philosophy of Law, Phil 351: Philosophy of Religion, Phil 353: Philosophy of War, Phil 357: Business Ethics, Phil 360: Philosophical Issues in Science/Religion, Phil 399: Topics in Philosophy Abroad, Phil 490: Directed Readings in Philosophy, Phil 516: Contemporary Ethical Theory, Phil 518: Contemp Theories: Philosophy of Religion, Phil 521: Contemporary Philosophy, Phil 355: Philosophy of Film, Phil 431: Seminar in Legal/Political Philosophy, Phil 421: Seminar in Ethical Philosophy, Phil 422: Seminar in Epistemology/Metaphysics, Phil 432: Seminar in Philosophy of Mind/Language, Phil 402: Seminar in History of Modern Philosophy, Phil 460: Seminar: Philosophy of Science/Religion, Phil 370: Philosophy of Leadership, Phil 371: Public Policy and Ethics, Phil 201: Ultimate Questions, Phil 319: Symbolic Logic, Phil 397: Colloquium, Phil 329: Medical Humanities, Phil 395: Topics in Philosophy, Phil 404: Oriental Philosophy, Phil 515: Recent Ethical Issues, Phil 301: History of Philosophy I, Phil 302: History of Philosophy II, Phil 311: Plato, Phil 313: Aristotle, Phil 506: Contemporary Political Philosophy, Phil 329: Logic & Sciences, Phil 501: American Philosophy, Phil 203: Logic Critical Thking, Phil 306: Enduring Quest in Phil, Phil 103: Logic:  Critical Thinking, Phil 307: Medieval Philosophy, Phil 502: Philosophy in the United States, Phil 340: Philosophy of Technology, Phil 633: Philosophy of Language, Phil 645: Problems in Environmental Ethics, Phil 308: Buddhism, Phil 102: Contemporary Philosophical Problems, Phil 209: Asian Philosophy, Phil 497: Senior Seminar, Phil 655: Advanced Symbolic Logic, Phil 324: History of Analytic Philosophy, Phil 314: Kant and the Problems of Philosophy, Phil 690: Seminar, Phil 665: Philosophy of Science, Phil 321: Ethics, Phil 390: Feminist Philosophy
Two 400-level philosophy seminars 6 A major in philosophy for the B.A. degree consists of 30 semester hours, which must include at least two 400-level philosophy courses.
Phil residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence. A grade of C or hiher is required on all Philosophy courses applied toward the degree.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
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