Philosophy (Option I), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3 Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core (Phil 2200 highly recommended)
3
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core (PHIL 2101 or 2501 highly recommended)
3 U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 PHIL 3111 or 3112 or 3113 or 3114 or 3121 or 3122 or 3123
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
PHIL 3111 or 3112 or 3113 or 3114 or 3121 or 3122 or 3123
Major
3 PHIL 3130 or 3308 or 3702 or 3720 or 3721 or 3722 or 3723 or 3724 or 3725 or 3726
Major
3
PHIL 3203 or 3204 or 3210 or 3212
Major
3 Any PHIL course 3000-level or above
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PHIL 3320 or 3326 or 3501 or 3703 or 3704
Major
4 PHIL 3401 or 3410 or 3420
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
PHIL 4105 or 4110 or 5101 or 5102 or 5110 or 5111
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

27 Major Credits

51 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
3308 Boylan Hall
Robert Lurz, Chairperson
rlurz@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses.

The Philosophy major is unique in that students are not necessarily required to take courses in a particular order. There are various course-sequences students can follow to complete the major. The order outlined above is simply one suggestion, among many, and meant more as a general guide for Philosophy majors. Therefore, please feel free to make some adjustments, so long as prerequisite requirements are observed.

The department Chair, with the approval of the Chair of the department's curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of the program.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
3308 Boylan Hall
Robert Lurz, Chairperson
rlurz@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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