Students majoring in philosophy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in philosophy with at least 21 semester hours at the 300-level or above.

  • Philosophy, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a minor consisting of 21 credit hours, at least 12 credit hours at the 300-level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Degree Requirements:
Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities:6
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Mathematics: Choose one3-4
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIR EARTH SCI FND & APPLICA
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional19
Any WLC course at the 100 or 200 level
Pre-professional Electives 2
Choose additional courses from the above listed Humanities, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Sciences, History, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Philosophy Courses30
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
MODERN PHILOSOPHY
RESEARCH SEMINAR
METAPHYSICS
EPISTEMOLOGY
ADV MORAL PHILOSOPHY
PHL Elective
Choose three PHL Electives 300+9
Minor Courses21
Elective Courses
Elective courses vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120

Additional Information

Philosophy majors must also complete a minor consisting of a minimum of 18 semester hours in a single discipline (with other requirements as specified by the minor department)  with 12 of these hours at the 300-level or above. 

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
Math  3
Science w/Lab  4
PHL 1XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
PHL 102INTRO TO ETHICS 3
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
PHL 201INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 3
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
Science w/Lab  4
WLC 101  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
Humanities or Literature  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Area V  6
PHL 300+ Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
PHL 301ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY 3
PHL 300+ Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
PHL 302MODERN PHILOSOPHY 3
Minor Courses  6
Area V Course  3
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
PHL 395RESEARCH SEMINAR 3
PHL 300+ Elective  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
PHL 4XX  3
Minor Courses  6
Electives  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 121