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Philosophy, B.A.

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Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Change of Major form accepted year-found; orientation/advising session required in order to declare
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

A Major in Philosophy leading to a B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours in philosophy, at least 18 of which are earned at UNC Charlotte with a grade of C or above, with no more than 9 credit hours below the 3000-level counting toward the major.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement 

Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

Major Courses (24 credit hours)

Required Major Courses (12 credit hours)

Select one course from each of the following four categories:

Elective Major Courses (12 credit hours)

The final 12 credit hours of major courses may be from any combination of the four categories listed above and/or include courses from the following:


Students with multiple majors may double-count one 3-credit hour, 3000 or 4000 level course from another major as part of the final 12 credit hours in the Major in Philosophy, with approval of the Philosophy Undergraduate Director.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A GPA of 2.0 is required for all philosophy courses applied to the major. 

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Philosophy, visit the program page .

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