B.A. degree program in philosophy - philosophy and other fields option
HEGIS code 1509
NYS SED program code 02057

B.A. degree program in philosophy - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Name
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Phone
Email
Office Hours
ARLIG, ANDREW W Chairperson 718.951.5311 3308 Boylan Hall aarlig @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  
Gotlib, Anna Pre-Law Advisor 718.951.6879 3300 Boylan Hall agotlib @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  

 

Philosophy is a writing intensive major.
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Department requirements (25-38 credits)
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Option I: Philosophy
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Recommended for students planning graduate study in philosophy and for others for whom a broad background in philosophy is desirable.

All of the following: Philosophy 3111, 3121, 3320, 3410, 3401.

Philosophy 3203 or 3204.

One additional Philosophy Department course other than Core Studies 10, Core Curriculum 1210, Philosophy 2101, and 3105.


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Option II: Philosophy and Law
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Recommended for students planning careers involving public affairs, law, or planning and management.

All of the following: Philosophy 3703, 3704, 3320, 3410, 3740.

Philosophy 3210 or 3203.

One of the following: Philosophy 3306, 3308, 3314, 3310, 3315, 3307, 3309, 3720, 3316, or 3317.


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Option III: Philosophy and Other Fields
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Recommended for students planning careers in medicine, cognitive science, the arts, and for other students interested in acquiring a knowledge of philosophy that also contributes to the understanding of another field.

Students must satisfy A, B, and C below.

A. All of the following: Philosophy 3111 or 3121, 3410 or 3401 or 3420, 3704 or 3501 or 3320, 3210 or 3203 or 3232 or 3204.

B. Three courses: One course from each of the following groups, (1), (2), and (3) below. The course chosen from each group may not be used to satisfy any of the above Option III-A requirements or any other Option III-B requirement.

(1) One of: Philosophy 3805, 3605, 3721, 3215, 3130, 3232, 3611, 3621, 3711, 3530, 3703, 3704, 3501, 3511, 3512, 3520, 3320, 3410, 3401, 3420, 3421, 3423, 3220, 3601, 3740, 3730, 3722, 3701, 3712.

(2) One of: Philosophy 3620, 3111, 3113, 3112, 3114, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3130, 3141, 3502, 3145, 3142.

(3) One of: Philosophy 3422, 3306, 3305, 3805, 3308, 3314, 3310, 3315, 3307, 3309, 3720, 3316, 3317, 3520.

C. One of the following, (1) or (2) or (3) or (4) below:

(1) At least 12 credits in courses taken in a single department or program outside the Philosophy Department.

(2) At least 12 credits in any selection of the following science courses: Biology 1080, 1081; Chemistry 1100, 1050, 2050, 2100, 1040, 2500, 3510, 3520; Health and Nutrition Sciences 2130 or 2109; Physics 1100, 1111, 1112, 1150, 2100, 1190, 2150.

(3) A Minor in Cognitive Science. (Philosophy courses taken to complete a minor in cognitive science can also be applied towards the satisfaction of Option III-A and Option III-B requirements for a major in philosophy.)

(4) A Minor in Philosophy and the Arts, or a Minor in Philosophy and the Sciences, or a Minor in Professional and Applied Ethics. (Philosophy courses taken to complete a minor in philosophy and the arts, or to complete a minor in philosophy and the sciences, or to complete a minor in professional an applied ethics can also be applied towards the satisfaction of the above Option IIIA and Option IIIB requirements for a major in philosophy.)


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Option IV: Philosophy and Business
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Recommended for students planning careers in business.

Philosophy 3314 and 3320.

One course from each of the following groups, A), B), C), D), and E):

A) Philosophy 3210 or 3203.

B) Philosophy 3422, 3530, 3410, or 3401.

C) Philosophy 3123, 3130, 3141, or 3703.

D) Philosophy 3704 or 3740.

E) Philosophy 3306, 3305, 3308, 3310, 3315, 3307, 3309, 3720, 3316, 3317, or 3145.

One of the following groups, either Marketing/Management or Finance:

- Marketing/Management:
All of the following: Business 3240 or Psychology 3172; Business 3200, 3100, 3130.

- Finance:
Accounting 2001 and either Business 3400 or Economics 3400.
Two of the following: Economics 3320, Business 3310 or 3330.


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Option V: Philosophy Honors
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Students must satisfy A, B, C. and D below.

A. All of the following: 3111, 3121, 3320, 3410 or 3401, 3203 or 3204.

B. Two courses chosen from the following groups, (1), (2) and (3) below, one course chosen from group (1), and one course chosen from group (2) or group (3). The course chosen from each group may not be used to satisfy any of the above Option V-A requirements or any other Option V-B requirement.
(1) One of: Philosophy 3422, 3215, 3610, 3611, 3621, 3530, 3410, 3401, 3420, 3220, 3601; and
(2) One of: Philosophy 3703, 3704, 3501, 3512, 3740, 3730; or
(3) One of: Philosophy 3113, 3112, 3114, 3122, 3123, 3130, 3141, 3142.

C. A student must complete at least one of the following seminars with honors credit and with a grade of B or higher:
Philosophy 4110 or 4105 or 5101 or 5102 or 5110 or 5111.

D. A student must have an academic index of 3.50 or higher in philosophy courses taken to satisfy the major.