Philosophy and Other Fields (Option III), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

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 3121
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 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 3203 or 3204 or 3210 or 3212 or 3232
Major
3 PHIL 3401 or 3410 or 3420
Major
4
PHIL 3320 or 3501 or 3704
Major
4 PHIL 3130 or 3215 - 3232, or PHIL 3318 - 3335, or PHIL 3401 - 3423, or PHIL 3501 - 3740, or PHIL 3805, or PHIL 3910 - 4110, or PHIL 4201 - 5111
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 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 3105 - 3145, or PHIL 3502, or PHIL 3620, or PHIL 3621, or PHIL 3703
Major
3 PHIL 3305 - 3317, or PHIL 3422, or PHIL 3520, or PHIL 3720, or PHIL 3805
Major
3
Other Fields Course*
Major
3 Other Fields Course*
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
Other Fields Course*
Major
3 Other Fields Course*
Major
3
Other Fields Course*
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    

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

39 Major Credits

  24 Philosophy Credit

  15 Credits from Approved Other Fields

39 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 Philosophy and Other Fields BA is recommended for students planning careers in medicine, cognitive science, the arts, and for other students interested in acquiring a knowledge of philosophy that also contributes to the understanding of another field. It 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.

*Students must complete one of the following "Other Fields" component of the major:

  • (1) At least 12 credits in courses taken in a single department or program outside the Philosophy Department.
  • (2) At least 12 credits in any selection of the following science courses: BIOL 1001, 1002; CHEM 1040, 1050, 1100, 2050, 2100, 2500, 3510 or both 3511 and 3512, 3520 or both 3521 and 3522; HNSC 2109 or 2130; PHYS 1100, 1111, 1112, 1150, 1190, 2100, 2150.
  • (3) A minor in Cognitive Science, or Global Studies, or Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • (4) A minor in Philosophy and the Arts, or Philosophy and the Sciences, or Philosophy, Culture and the Social Sciences, or Professional and Applied Ethics, or Logic, Reasoning and Rationality.

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 regularly.

Contact Information

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

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