Philosophy Degree Requirements

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B.A.
B.S.
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing A Christian Mind    3  3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-12
6-12
  RELI 1301, 1302, and six additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students. An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
Philosophy Core Courses
30
33
  PHIL 2301Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2302Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2303Introduction to World Views
PHIL 3301History of Philosophy I: Classical and Medieval
PHIL 3302History of Philosophy II: Modern and Postmodern
PHIL 3370Philosophy of Science/Technology (B.S. only)
PHIL 4301Metaphysics
PHIL 4302Epistemology
PHIL 4303Ethics
PHIL 4304Aesthetics
PHIL 4305Senior Project (S-L)
Electives
26-45
29-39
  Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.    
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                             126       126

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

Minor Requirements

A minor in philosophy is designed to provide the student adequate exposure to and training in the discipline of philosophy and is an excellent complement to any academic major. Courses required for a minor in philosophy include: PHIL 2301, plus any combination of additional courses in philosophy, including 9 upper-level hours, which lead to the required 18 total hours.

 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

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Majors in the
College of
Christian Faith:

Biblical Studies

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Christian Studies
Philosophy

Accelerated Dual Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:

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