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Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Philosophy

Degree Requirements B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind Semester Hours - 3
DCM 2301
English (B.A.) Semester Hours - 12 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts Semester Hours - 3
FINE 1306
Foreign Language (B.A.) Semester Hours - 6-14* (B.S.) Semester Hours - 0
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence Semester Hours - 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 Semester Hours - 6
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology Semester Hours - 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 Semester Hours - 3-4
(B.A.) MATH 130113031307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 13031307, or 1405
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) (B.A.) Semester Hours - 3-4 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 15
One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion Semester Hours - 6-9
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Semester Hours - 6
POLS 2301 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours (B.A.) Semester Hours - 48-64 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 51-58
Philosophy Core Courses (B.A.) Semester Hours - 30 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 33
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2302 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Worldviews
PHIL 3301 History of Philosophy I: Classical and Medieval
PHIL 3302 History of Philosophy II: Modern and Postmodern
PHIL 3370 The Philosophy of Science and Technology (B.S. only)
PHIL 4301 Metaphysics
PHIL 4302 Epistemology
PHIL 4303 Ethics
PHIL 4304 Aesthetics
PHIL 4305 Senior Project (S-L)
Electives (B.A.) Semester Hours - 26-42 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 29-36
Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Semester Hours Semester Hours


Minor in Philosophy

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 institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

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


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