Degree Sequence And Program Of Study

We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors. Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The Philosophy Program at UIW emphasizes a core study of:

  • The major branches of philosophy, including Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, and Logic;
  • The history of philosophy, including courses in Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary thought;
  • World Philosophy (exploring different global traditions of thought); and,
  • A selection of special topics, including: Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Applied Ethics, Justice, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy of Science and Technology, Phenomenology and Existentialism, and the Philosophy of Black Music.

Major Requirements for the BA in Philosophy (33 credit hours)

PHIL 1381: Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 3312: Logic (3)
PHIL 3318: Theories of Reality and Knowledge (3)
PHIL 3332: Ethics (3)
PHIL 3351: Ancient Philosophy (3)
PHIL 3352: Medieval Philosophy (3)
PHIL 3353: Modern Philosophy (3)
PHIL 3354: Contemporary Philosophy (3)
PHIL 3355: World Philosophy (3)
Plus 6 credit hours of upper-division Philosophy electives (6)  

Minor in Philosophy (18 credit hours)

The minor in philosophy requires 18 credit hours in Philosophy, including PHIL 1381, PHIL 3312, PHIL 3318, PHIL 3332, one course (chosen from PL 3351, PL 3352, PL 3353, PL 3354, or PL 3355), and one additional upper-division course (3000- or 4000-level).