2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Philosophy and Religious Studies: Philosophy Concentration

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from a UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. Philosophy Concentration requirements.

36 major hours, including:

Required Courses:
PHIL 110Forward or Delete? An Introduction to Logic3
PHIL 120Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 300History of Philosophy I (Ancient/Modern)3
PHIL 301History of Philosophy II (Medieval/19th Century)3
PHIL 480Public Philosophy (Capstone)3
Advanced Philosophical Study (an additional 15 credits in Philosophy numbered 300 or higher)15
Religious Studies Electives (6 credits in Religious Studies numbered 200 or higher)6
Total Credits36

Courses in Philosophy

Since a major in philosophy involves a rigorous study of basic questions about human life and action, knowledge, truth, and values, it is recognized as providing a sound base for those who plan to continue their education in one of the professional specialties such as law, medicine, or the ministry. More recently, liberal arts degrees in fields which “make you think” have become increasingly valued in business and government. Majoring in philosophy also prepares a student for graduate work in any of the humanities (most notably philosophy); in most cases the graduate will pursue a doctoral degree to teach at the college level.

Students majoring in other fields who find themselves seriously interested in the theoretical aspects of their disciplines — e.g. ethical implications of practice, the functions of knowledge in the field, the legitimacy of methods — may want to consider a special concentration, minor, or second major in philosophy to explore that interest.

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