In addition to the College of Arts & Sciences General Education and Basic Skills Requirements, candidates for a B.A. in Philosophy must meet the following requirements:
- 50 Philosophy credits, to include:
- PHIL 120 - Introduction to Logic
- PHIL 320 - History of Ancient Philosophy OR
PHIL 330 - History of Ancient Political Philosophy OR
PHIL 335 - Plato's Republic OR
PHIL 340 - History of Ancient Ethics
- PHIL 322 - History of Modern Philosophy OR
PHIL 332 - History of Modern Political Philosophy OR
PHIL 342 - History of Modern Ethics
An upper-division course in the same areas may be substituted for the first three requirements.
The department must approve any substitutions.
- Four courses at the 400-level, excluding transfer credits and reading courses (PHIL 484), which normally cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
- At least 25 of these credits must be from the University of Washington.
- Minimum Philosophy GPA of 2.00
Candidates for a minor in Philosophy must meet the following requirements:
- 30 Philosophy credits, to include:
- PHIL 115 - Practical Reasoning OR
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Logic OR
an upper-division course in logic
- At least 15 credits at the 300-level or above, excluding transfer credits and reading courses (Phil 484).
Candidates for a B.A. with College Honors in Philosophy* or a B.A. with Honors in Philosophy must meet the following additional requirements:
- Admitted to the department's honors program (see below)
- 3.30 cumulative overall GPA.
- A GPA of 3.50 in philosophy courses, based on at least 25 hours of graded courses.
- Five courses at the 400-level or above, excluding transfer or reading courses (PHIL 484) and subject to the following qualifications:
- The five courses must be graded courses.
- The five courses must include at least one graduate seminar or honors capstone
- The GPA for all courses taken at the 400-level or above must be at least 3.30. If the student takes more than the five required 400- or 500-level courses, they will all count in determining whether this GPA requirement has been satisfied.
Admission is quarterly, competitive, and based on:
- PHIL background to include three upper division Philosophy courses taken at the UW
- Phil gpa of 3.60 or above
- Purpose Statement which should include academic interest, goals, and plan. Purpose statement needs to be turned in to the adviser by the second Friday of the quarter.
* For the B.A. with College Honors in Philosophy, the student must also be a member of the College Honors Program. For information call 543-7444, or visit the UW Honors Program webpage.
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