2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy, BA


The BA with a major in philosophy requires 24 semester hours in philosophy with at least 6 in topical studies, 6 in historical studies and 3 in logical studies. At least 12 hours must be at the 40000 level or above. An accompanying minor should be chosen in consultation with the adviser for the Department of Philosophy.

PHIL 10003 must be completed prior to taking any other philosophy course except for those in logical studies. After completion of PHIL 10003, it is generally required that students take one or more 30000-level courses, where more detailed and rigorous treatment of specific areas as well as initial instruction in philosophical writing is provided. Successful completion of courses at the 30000 level should prepare students for 40000-level courses, most of which (except for logical studies) satisfy the TCU Core Curriculum writing emphasis requirement.