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. 
  • All double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS Advising Office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Degree Requirements:
 
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
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
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
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
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV).  In Area V, take no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or IV.  Area V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.
Pre-Professional19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
Choose 16 additional hours 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 any level Elective3
Choose three PHL Electives 300+9
Minor Courses18+
Elective Courses
Elective courses vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
 
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
Math  3
Science w/Lab  4
PHL 1XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 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 103INTRODUCTION 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