Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy BA


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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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 General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 36 PHIL credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 27 upper-division (3000-level and above) PHIL credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 18 PHIL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Courses taken at other institutions must either be transferred as direct equivalent to a CU Denver course or be approved by an advisor in the Philosophy Department for application towards the major.
  2. For those students who major in philosophy and minor in ethics, philosophy or philosophy of science, up to two courses can satisfy the requirements for both.
  3. For those students who qualify for and fulfill the requirements of graduation with Honors, a total of at least 39 hours is required.
  4. Courses not specifically listed here but offered by the Department may count toward the degree upon the approval of the Department Undergraduate Advisor.