The objectives of the Philosophy Major are: (1) to aid students in developing skills in reflective thinking and critical judgment; (2) to foster in students an understanding and appreciation of the various interpretations of reality throughout the ages; (3) to foster in students a knowledge and appreciation of the value judgments in various aspects of human life; and (4) to foster in students a knowledge and appreciation of the gray issues and problems in contemporary philosophy and society and to guide in the finding of effective solutions.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in philosophy. Within this major, students may pursue three areas of focus: philosophy, religious studies, or pre-law.
In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must complete six (6) credits of a foreign language composed of two sequential courses in the same foreign language, and six (6) credits in the Liberal Arts Core required of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the section on the College of Liberal Arts. Also, in order to qualify for graduation, students must have taken two-thirds of their junior- and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or better, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).
Requirements for a B.A. Degree in Philosophy
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy. These credit hours are distributed as follows:
General Education and University Requirements 43
Liberal Arts Core Requirements 6
Required Core Courses for the Philosophy Major 18
Required Philosophy Track Requirements 53
Total Credits 120