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Philosophy, B.A.

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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 six hours below the 3000-level counting toward the major.  Majors are strongly encouraged (but not required) to take the Senior Seminar, a capstone course, in one of their last three semesters. 

General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)

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

Foreign Language Courses (3-4 credit hours)

Students majoring in philosophy must complete either a 2000-level course in a foreign language  that uses the Latin alphabet (French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) or a 1202-level course in a foreign language  that is not written in the Latin alphabet (Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc.), or demonstrate proficiency at that level.  Intermediate American Sign Language is also accepted.  Non-native speakers of English may complete the foreign language requirement by passing UWRT 1101  and UWRT 1102  or the equivalent.

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Major Courses (30 credit hours)

Logic Courses (3 credit hours)


PHIL 1105 - Critical Thinking  is not required, but strongly recommended.

History/Genealogy Courses (9 credit hours)

Ethics/Aesthetics Courses (6 credit hours)

Knowledge/Language Courses (6 credit hours)

Identity/Society Courses (6 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A GPA of 2.5 is required for all philosophy courses applied to the major. 

Honors Program

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

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

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