UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Philosophy, B.A.

All lower division GE completed. Lower division major requirement in Critical Reasoning or Formal Logic completed as part of the AA-T in Philosophy.

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
PHIL 201 (if not completed prior to transfer) 3
PHIL 202 (if not completed prior to transfer) 3
PHIL 360 or PHIL 365 4
One course from: PHIL 333, PHIL 341, PHIL 342, PHIL 343, PHIL 344, PHIL 348 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 16

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
PHIL 350 or PHIL 352 or PHIL 355 4
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 16

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
PHIL 497 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
Upper Division PHIL Elective** 3
Electives 10
Total 13
Total units after transfer 60

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/Local Government.

**Total of 21 units of upper division PHIL Electives required. At least four courses (12 units) must be 400-level courses, other than PHIL 497 and 499. Up to 3 units of electives may be in closely related upper division courses outside the Philosophy department (subject to the approval of the department chair.)

To be eligible to participate in the Honors in Philosophy Program, a student must:

  1. Have completed a minimum of 9 units of Upper Division Philosophy courses at CSUN.
  2. Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above in courses counting toward completion of the Major and a GPA of 3.3 or above in all courses taken at CSUN.
  3. Obtain the recommendation of a full-time faculty member.

To graduate with Honors in Philosophy, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 45 units in letter-graded courses taken at CSUN.
  2. Complete the requirements for a B.A. Degree in Philosophy with a GPA of 3.5 or above in courses counting toward completion of the Major and a GPA of 3.3 or above in all courses taken at CSUN.
  3. Complete successfully an Honors Thesis consisting of a minimum of 5,000 words. To undertake an Honors Thesis, students must enroll in either PHIL 497 (Senior Research Seminar) or PHIL 499 (Independent Study) during their senior year and declare to their instructor by the end of the second week of instruction their intention to undertake an Honors Thesis. (Those who choose to write an Honors Thesis in PHIL 499 are not exempt from PHIL 497.) Theses must earn a grade of “A” or “A-“ from the instructor of record in order to count as satisfactorily completed.