BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The philosophy degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. In addition to the courses listed below, the department offers sections of Philosophy 110 and Philosophy 115 each summer.

Sample schedule

This non-comprehensive degree program requires the completion of a minor. Adjustments can be made in consultation with your advisor if your chosen minor requires different hours. Access the projected course offerings.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences with Lab 4
General Elective 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Cultural Competence 3
Upper Division Elective 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
PHI 305 Elements of Symbolic Logic 3
Upper Division Elective 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
General Elective 2

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PHI 345 Theories of Ethics 3
Philosophical Perspectives and Area Studies 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Course in the Arts 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
PHI 306 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient 3
Applied Ethics Course 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Minor Course 3
General Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PHI 310 History of Western Philosophy: Modern 3
PHI 336 Knowledge and Reality: Contemporary Approaches 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
General Elective 3
Minor Course 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PHI Elective 3
General Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PHI 350 Philosophy and Public Affairs 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3