Oct 22, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.

The major in philosophy requires a total of at least 30 credit hours, six required core classes (18 credit hours).

To complete the major, select one of the three following tracks:

The Traditional track allows students to complete the major purely within the discipline of Philosophy.

The Philosophy & Religious Studies track expands the opportunity to deepen knowledge of religion, religious phenomenon, history, influence on culture, historical and current issues and to also to experience these from disciplinary perspectives other than Philosophy.

The Interdisciplinary Ethical Studies track deepens the student’s understanding of ethics and expands the opportunity to explore ethics from the perspective and/or exemplification in of other disciplines and professions.

At least 18 credit hours must be 300 level or above. No more than 3 credit hours at the 100 level will count toward the required hours. Students must make a C- or better in all courses. At least 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (30 credits)

Logic Core (3 credits)

Epistemology and Metaphysics (6 credits)

Select two of the following:

Traditional Track option (12 Credits)

Select from any course with a PHI prefix not previously chosen to satisfy a core category. However, only one 100-level course can count toward the major.

Philosophy & Religious Studies Track option (12 Credits)

Select from any course approved for the Interdisciplinary Religious Studies not previously chosen to satisfy a core category.  At least 6 credits must come from PHI or PHI/REL cross-listed courses) See the Interdisciplinary Minors section of the catalog for a list of these courses.