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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (code PHILBA01) (120 units)


A minimum of 36 units in philosophy divided as follows:

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • PHIL 203 History of Early Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 204 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 270 Symbolic Logic I (3)

A maximum of 12 lower-division units may be counted toward the major, including either of the following:

  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Ethics (3)

Upper Division:

A minimum of 24 units in philosophy, including at least two courses (6 units) from each of the following groups:

History of Philosophy:

  • PHIL 306, 307, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 425, 490, 491, 492

Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology:

  • PHIL 330, 342, 381I, 382, 482I, 483, 484, 493

Values and Evaluation:

  • PHIL 351I, 352I, 361I, 363, 401, 403I, 405I, 451I, 489, 496

The required 6 upper-division units remaining are to be selected from philosophy courses with the advice and consent of the student's departmental advisor, and may include PHIL 497H and 498H.

Pre-Law Emphasis

The pre-law emphasis requires the same minimum 36 units required for the major. Prelaw students should include at least four of the following in their course of study:

  • PHIL 351I, 352I, 363, 451I, 489.