Mar 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy (Minor Required), B.A.

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The philosophy program at Ferrum College offers a course of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Philosophy is a discipline that explores the fundamental concerns of human life, such as the structure of human existence, the existence of God, the ultimate nature of reality, the possibility of human knowledge, the role of reason, the essence of truth, the foundations of moral and aesthetic judgments, the meaning of life, and the challenge of death. A large number of careers can be shaped or enhanced by the study of philosophy due to the analytical abilities, interpretive skills, and probing attitude which it helps to develop. While many graduates choose to attend graduate school in philosophy, as well as other disciplines, the philosophy program also offers a solid foundation for those with an interest in writing, editing, and publishing, and excellent pre-professional preparation for those interested in seminary, law school, or medical school. Philosophy graduates have also chosen to enter the workplace as counselors, ethical consultants, and knowledge managers in both government and private industry, while many entertainers have found degrees in philosophy to be helpful in the development of their careers.

Experiential Component (Complete the Following Courses:)

Program Specific Requirements

Philosophy majors must take six hours of one foreign language at the intermediate level OR six hours each of two foreign languages at the introductory level (total 12 hours)

Required Courses (37 Credit Hours)

Substitution Courses

With permission of the philosophy faculty, some of the courses listed below may serve as substitutions.

Total Credit Hours Required in Major (Minor Required): 37

Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121

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