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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, BA


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Program Description


The required course of study in Philosophy consists of the basic curriculum and either the standard Philosophy major or the Philosophy major with a Law, Liberty and Justice Emphasis Area. 

The standard Philosophy curriculum consists of the following components:

Some courses may meet more than one requirement. Pre-law and Pre-medicine/Pre-professional health students majoring in Philosophy should consult the departmental advisor for help in tailoring the program to their needs.

Program Requirements


Standard Philosophy Major


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Global Challenges Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 1
  • Social Sciences Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • South Carolina REACH Act Requirement 3 Credits 4
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Global Challenges Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Study Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Study Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 122


Footnotes


1 See major requirements in the program description above.

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 Students must complete through 2020 in any modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement   at Clemson University statement.

4 See the South Carolina REACH Act Requirement in the Academic Regulations  section.

5 See Minors .

6 In consultation with their advisor, students select 12 credits from 3000-4000-level courses in any area other than PHIL to complement their course of study. Minor courses at 3000-4000 level may count towards this requirement.

NOTE: A transfer course may not be used to satisfy the General Education Global Challenges Requirement. While a transfer course may fulfill other degree requirements, students must enroll in a Clemson course(s) on the Global Challenges list to fulfill the Global Challenges Requirement.

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