Effective Fall 2016

Students are required to receive at least a C- (1.670) in each Philosophy course required for the major or minor in Philosophy. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
PHIL 120History and Philosophy of Scientific Thought (GT-AH3)3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
PHIL*** Lower-Division Philosophy Elective1 3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
PHIL 210Introduction to Formal Logic 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
PHIL*** Philosophy Electives2 6
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
PHIL 300Ancient Greek Philosophy4A3
PHIL 30117th and 18th Century European Philosophy4A3
Select one course from the following: 3
Philosophy of Natural Science  
Philosophy of Behavioral Sciences  
PHIL*** Upper-Division Philosophy Elective3 3
Electives 17
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Philosophy of Language  
Formal Logic  
Formal Tools in Philosophy  
Logic and Scientific Method  
Epistemology  
Metaphysics  
Philosophy of Mind  
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Ethics  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Business Ethics  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Medical Life Science  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Caring Professions  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Engineering  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Animal Science  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Information Science  
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Research Ethics  
Ethics of Sustainability  
Agricultural and Food System Ethics  
Environmental Ethics  
Social and Political Philosophy  
Ethical Theory  
PHIL 462Capstone Seminar4B,4C3
Electives4 21
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

A maximum of 9 PHIL credit hours at the 100-level may be applied toward the major.

2

A minimum of 18 PHIL credit hours must be at the 300-level or higher.

3

 A minimum of 6 PHIL credit hours must be at the 400-level or higher.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120, of which at least 42 must be Upper-Division (300- to 400-level). 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Students are required to receive at least a C- (1.670) in each Philosophy course required for the major or minor in Philosophy. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
PHIL 120History and Philosophy of Scientific Thought (GT-AH3)X 3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematics X1B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL*** Lower-Division Philosophy Elective   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   6
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL*** Philosophy Electives   6
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 210Introduction to Formal LogicX  3
Advanced Writing  23
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 300Ancient Greek PhilosophyX 4A3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Philosophy of Natural Science    
Philosophy of Behavioral Sciences    
Electives   9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 30117th and 18th Century European PhilosophyX 4A3
PHIL*** Upper-Division Philosophy ElectiveX  3
Electives   8
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Philosophy of Language    
Formal Logic    
Formal Tools in Philosophy    
Logic and Scientific Method    
Epistemology    
Metaphysics    
Philosophy of Mind    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Introduction to Ethics    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Business Ethics    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Medical Life Science    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Caring Professions    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Engineering    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Animal Science    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Information Science    
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Research Ethics    
Ethics of Sustainability    
Agricultural and Food System Ethics    
Environmental Ethics    
Social and Political Philosophy    
Ethical Theory    
Electives   9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 462Capstone SeminarX 4B,4C3
ElectivesX  12
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120