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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

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    Philosophy courses at Ohio Dominican University prepare students to think critically in a way that is informed by the insights of the Western philosophical tradition. One-hundred-level courses introduce students to some principles of philosophy. Upper-level courses build on this foundation by applying and examining these principles. Studying philosophy develops the ability to think critically and to write clearly, as evidenced by philosophy students' outstanding performance on standardized tests for graduate schools, including the LSAT. The B. A. in Philosophy with a Pre-Law Concentration is designed to prepare students for law school. See the Pre-Law section of this catalog for more information. 

     


     

    Requirements for a B.A. in Philosophy

     

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    PHL 261 History of Ancient Philosophy  
    PHL 262 History of Medieval Philosophy  
       
    Select two additional courses from the following (not chosen above): 6*
    PHL 261 History of Ancient Philosophy  
    PHL 262 History of Medieval Philosophy  
    PHL 263 History of Renaissance Phil and the Foundations of Modern Phil       
    PHL 264 History of Modern Philosophy  
    PHL 265 History of Contemporary Philosophy  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    PHL 150 Theories of Ethics  
    PHL 206 Philosophy of the Person  
    PHL 242 Applied Ethics  
    PHL 243 Bioethics  
    PHL 279A CORE: Ethical Issues of Sex and Marriage  
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics  
    PHL 379B CORE: Lives of the Philosophers  
       
    PHL 479 CORE: Metaphysics 3*
       
    PHL electives - No more than nine credits may be at the 100 level.    15*
       
    Total Credits Required  30
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

     


    Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites                     
    Credits
       
    15 credits in Philosophy- no more than six credit may be at the 100 level 15
       
    PHL 479 CORE: Metaphysics 3
       
    Total Credits Required  18

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    Requirements for a Minor in Applied Ethics

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Select one course from the following : 3
        PHL 109 Issues in Philosophy  
        PHL 110 Wisdom and the Web  
       
    PHL 206 Philosophy of the Person 3
    PHL 242 Applied Ethics 3
    PHL 243 Bioethics 3
    THL 335 Christian Morality 3
       
    Select three credits from the following: 3
        ACT 430 Auditing & Assurance Service  
        BUS 345 Business & Employment Law  
        POL 279A CORE: Environmental Values Policymaking                       
        POL 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teaching  
       
    Total Credits Required  18

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