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Philosophy

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Philosophy must complete all requirements for a major in Philosophy.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in Honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 15 semester hours in departmental honors in Philosophy. Twelve of these hours must be in upper division courses. Phil 490H may be included.
  • 3 semester hours of Phil 490H (Bachelor Thesis in Philosophy). This may be included in the 15 semester hours listed above and as one of the electives in the major.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 15 semester hours of honors courses in Philosophy which must include 3 semester hours of Phil 490H (Bachelor Thesis in Philosophy).