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BACHELOR OF ARTS, PHILOSOPHY MAJOR (B.A.)

Marygrove College offers the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy via consortium arrangement with the Philosophy Department of the University of Detroit Mercy. Students who choose to major in philosophy at Marygrove College are required to take at least some classes from the University of Detroit-Mercy as described below.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in philosophy and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Philosophy Courses

Introductory Course
PHL 126

Logic and Argumentation (both are required)
PHL 276
PHL 250 (at U of D Mercy)

History of Philosophy (choose one)
PHL 201
PHL 202

Value Theory (choose one)
PHL 225
PHL 228
PHL 370

Metaphysics and Epistemology (choose one)
PHL 406 (at U of D Mercy)
PHL 407 (at U of D Mercy)

Senior Seminar
PHL 496
In addition to the above, students must take at least 9 credit hours in philosophy at the 300 level or above in order to complete the Major. To fulfill this requirement, students may take any philosophy course at the 300 level or higher either at Marygrove or at the University of Detroit Mercy. A student’s total number of credits from the University of Detroit Mercy, including those courses designated as required above, may not exceed 12.

C. Minor Requirements

D. Electives
There are no restrictions on the Minor or elective courses that Philosophy majors may take. Philosophy Majors are encouraged to choose a Minor and electives that suit their academic strengths and that complement those areas of philosophical study they find most interesting. The Program Coordinator and the students’ advisers are available to assist students in selecting a Minor and elective courses.