May 23, 2024  
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy (Concentration in Religion), 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, a second major, or an approved program.

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, a second major, or an approved program.

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 Religion (9 hours)


The concentration in Religion consists of 9 hours, including either PAR 250 or PAR 251; either PAR 356 or PAR 357; and PAR 342.

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. Some upper-level courses in Anthropology, English and History are also acceptable for those with the Religion concentration.

Special Topics and Capstone 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.