The philosophy program leads to the bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. Of the 33 credit hours in philosophy required for the major, six serve as the basic core: Ethics in Theory & Action (PHI-201), Logic and Reasoning (PHI-204), Wisdom, Justice and Happiness (PHI-280), Reason, Science and Religion in the Modern World (PHI-305), Enlightenment, Liberty and Progress in The Modern World (PHI-310), Senior Research (PHI-450) and Philosophical Methods (PHI-600). Twelve additional credit hours in philosophy must be taken, along with four support courses in a related field (e.g., business, accounting, management, computer science or any other area which supports a student’s goals). A student may develop the philosophy major by completing 12 hours beyond the basic philosophy core. The 12 hours must include two courses at the 300 level and two courses at the 400 level. A minimum three credit hour internship is also required.
Students may take a philosophy focus majoring while in another subject by completing 15 credit hours in philosophy. This set of philosophical courses requires registration in Ethics in Theory & Action (PHI-201) and Logic and Reasoning (PHI-204), with the remaining nine credits coming from any two 300-level and one 400-level philosophy course.
Students within the program must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 in philosophy courses taken at D’Youville. Courses are available during a two-year cycle unless noted otherwise.
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||75|
Course Requirements for the Major
In the specific areas of concentration
|PHI-201||Ethics in Theory & Action||3|
|PHI-204||Logic and Reasoning||3|
|PHI-280||Wisdom, Justice and Happiness||3|
|PHI-305||Reason, Science and Religion in the Modern World||3|
|PHI-310||Enlightenment, Liberty and Progress in The Modern World||3|
|PHI-600||Philosophical Methods 1||3|
|PHI||Four Electives (two at 300 level, two at 400 level)||12|
Undergraduate credit only will be awarded when taking course.
In other academic areas required for the major
Applicants must meet the following three criteria:
- Combined SAT scores of at least 980 (or ACT equivalent score of 19)
- A high school average of at least 80 percent
- A high school rank in the upper half of the class
Students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.33. Transfer credits will be determined on a case-by-case basis to assess adaptability to curriculum requirements.
Each student accepted into the program must submit a letter of intent prior to course registration.