Philosophy - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2030H  
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H

Two courses in literature (please see the Franklin College Literature Requirement)

Choose one 3-hour courses from the following:
HIST 2301 or HIST 2311H
HIST 2302 or HIST 2312H
Or 1000/2000-level courses in: AFAM, ARTS, CLAS, CMLT, DRAM, ENGL, LING, MUSI, PHIL, RELI, WMST.

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Students must complete PHIL 2010 (or PHIL 2010H), PHIL 2030 (or PHIL 2030H) and PHIL 2500 (or PHIL 2500H) with a grade of "C' (2.0) or higher to complete the Philosophy major. 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (24 hours)
(Must receive a grade of   "C" (2.0) or higher in each upper division course of the Program.)
PHIL 3000
PHIL 3010
Minimum of six additional 3-hour courses with a PHIL prefix numbered above 3010.

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General Electives (36 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (15 hours)
Any level (12-18 hours)

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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