Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.


About the Philosophy Bachelor’s Program


Students majoring in philosophy must complete 30 hours in philosophy, including PHIL 2310 , PHIL 2320 , PHIL 3301 , either PHIL 3303  or PHIL 3305 , and one course from PHIL 3330 , PHIL 3340 , PHIL 4330 , PHIL 4331 , or PHIL 4340 . Twenty-four hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Minors are required to complete 18 hours in philosophy, at least 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. For transfer students, at least 9 hours of the major or 6 hours of the minor must be completed in residency at Texas Tech. Philosophy students must receive at least a C in any philosophy course for it to satisfy major or minor requirements. Many students combine a philosophy major with a second major.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Philosophy majors must complete 6 hours of Communication Literacy courses. Communication Literacy courses for the B.A. in Philosophy are PHIL 3301 , PHIL 3303 PHIL 3305 , PHIL 4000 , and PHIL 4341 .

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


  • PHIL Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ENGL 2000-Level Literature 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language (2000 level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Multicultural Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours (Choose from the university’s multicultural  list.)
Total: 16

Spring


  • PHIL Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ENGL 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language (2000 Level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours*
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hour
Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • PHIL Junior/Senior Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • American History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


  • PHIL Junior/Senior Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 14

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.