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Studying Philosophy at Regis

Regis’ philosophy program provides a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, ethical theory, and areas of specific interest to the student. The degree is designed for those interested in attending graduate school, law school, other professional schools, or who simply have a love of philosophy.
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B.A. in Philosophy

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy engages students in conversations and critical evaluation of multiple disciplines. Students are provided a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy, ethical theory, and areas of specific interest.  The program is also designed for those interested in attending graduate school, law school, other professional schools, or who simply have a love of philosophy.  Because of its size, the philosophy major is easily combined with other liberal arts majors.

The Ethics, Politics, and Society minor is designed to provide knowledge about these three areas.  It includes the option of a Philosophical Practicum course, which is designed to make connections between philosophy as a theoretical discipline and its real world applications.  This minor is particularly amenable to combination with other majors, including interdisciplinary majors such as Peace and Justice and Women and Gender Studies.

The Philosophy Minor is an unstructured minor that requires the completion of four upper level courses.  Because it is unstructured, students can select courses with a broad or narrow focus.  This minor is particularly amenable to combination with other majors, including those in Business, Science, and Health Care.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Philosophy. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (3 credit hours)
PJ 270/PL 270C Philosophical Explorations (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (24 credit hours)
One course on the history of philosophy selected from the following:
PL 404 Classical Greek Philosophy (3 ch)
PL 406 Later Classical Philosophy (3 ch)
PL 411 Medieval Philosophy (3 ch)
One course on the history of philosophy selected from the following:
PL 417 The Emergence of Modernity (3 ch)
PL 418 The Philosophy of the Enlightenment (3 ch)
PL 419 19th Century Philosophy (3 ch)
One course in ethics selected from the following:
PL 448E-W Special Topics in Ethics (3 ch)
3 credit hours Any other 400-level ethics course with advisor’s approval
Four 400-level Philosophy courses, 12 credit hours, chosen in consultation with the academic advisor
PL 499 Senior Capstone (3 ch)
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credit hours

How to Apply

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