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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy Honors Program (BA)

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Prerequisites. A grade point average of at least 3.5 in four courses in philosophy, including PHL 101 , PHL 202  or PHL 302 , PHL 300 .


  1. Twenty-four credits in philosophy beyond the prerequisites, to include all requirements of the General Program in Philosophy except for one elective course. 
  2. Completion of one of the philosophy seminar courses by the end of the first semester of the junior year, and concurrent election of PHL 393 - Philosophy Research Laboratory. .  Completion of a second directed readings course, PHL 491 - Directed Readings in Philosophy. , by the end of the second semester of the junior year. At the end of the junior year, the student’s qualifications to write an honors thesis will be determined by the department.
  3. Twelve credits in a related program outside philosophy to be planned with an advisor from the Philosophy Department.
  4. PHL 495  and PHL 496 , Honors Thesis I and II (4 credits each). May be taken as HON 495 , HON 496  to avoid violating university credit limit requirements.
  5. All requirements of the University Honors Scholars Program  .
  6. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including distribution requirements in addition to general education requirements .

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance to the Philosophy Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

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