Catalog 2015-2016 > College of Arts and Letters > Department of Philosophy and Religion > Philosophy > Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Philosophy
Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are many other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years with a philosophy major, so long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.
The department encourages students who are majoring in Philosophy to consider pursuing a second major or a minor in another discipline.
The four-year plan below is just one of many pathways to complete the major. Although students are urged to take at least one 200 level PHL course before taking a 300 level PHL course, almost any PHL course offered at UT can provide a gateway into the study of philosophy.
PHL 450: permission of a full-time faculty member in Philosophy required to take PHL 450
PHL 499: permission of a full-time faculty member in Philosophy is required in order to take PHL 499
Total Credit Hours: 125