Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in philosophy, B.A. program

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy, a student must complete a minimum of 44 credits in philosophy. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least C may be counted toward the philosophy major. At least 20 credits in Philosophy must be taken at Oakland University. Students must complete the following requirements:

1. One course in logic chosen from

5. At least 24 credits in PHL courses must be at the 3000 level or above.

6. Capstone course

PHL 4970 - Seminar on a Philosophical Topic (4)  (satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone course in the major)


A student may substitute other courses for any of the above with the permission of the department chairperson. Students planning to apply for graduate work in philosophy should meet with a faculty member to discuss additional appropriate coursework.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, or a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies degree, may complete a philosophy minor as part of their coursework.

Students using this catalog to meet philosophy major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements #3 and 4 above and published in a later catalog.

Additional Information

In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College exploratory requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.