Mar 01, 2024  
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy (Concentration in Philosophy), BA


Total number of hours for the program: 120.

The B.A. in Philosophy requires 9 hours of foundations, 9 hours of a concentration either in Philosophy or Religion, 6 hours of major electives, and 6 hours of upper-level seminar. Additionally, philosophy majors must take 6 hours of world language, or equivalent, and must either take a minor or a second major. 

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements (36 hours)


The B.A. in Philosophy requires 9 hours of foundations, 9 hours of a concentration either in Philosophy or Religion, 6 hours of major electives, and 6 hours of upper-level seminar. Additionally, philosophy majors must take 6 hours of world language, or equivalent, and must either take a minor or a second major. 

Language Requirement (6 hours)


6 hours of World Language or alternatives such as Cherokee, American Sign Language, or Ancient Greek.

Foundations in Philosophy (9 hours)


The Foundations in Philosophy requirements are the same for either concentration. Take any 100-level PAR course, the sophomore seminar PAR 295 and PAR 304.

Concentration in Philosophy (9 hours)


The concentration consists of 9 hours, including PAR 230, PAR 306, and either PAR 317 or PAR 319.

Major Electives in Philosophy and Religion (6 hours)


The six hours of Major Electives may be satisfied by taking any two other PAR courses at the 200-, 300-, or 400- level.

Seminars (6 hours)


Majors must take an upper-level seminar-either PAR 392 or PAR 393 -and the capstone, PAR 495.

Additional Requirements


To complete the Bachelor of Arts program in the College of Arts & Sciences, a total of 42 hours is required, which includes a second major, minor, or approved program, and a minimum of 12-14 general (free) electives depending on the number of hours taken in the major that also fulfill the Liberal Studies requirements. At least 30 hours of courses at WCU must be taken at the junior/senior level to meet one of the University’s degree requirements. 

Note: Students who pursue a concentration in Philosophy can also choose a minor in Religion and students who pursue a concentration in Religion can also choose a minor in Philosophy. These students cannot, however, use a single course to count towards both the concentration and the minor.