Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Nov 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Philosophy Major

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The goal of philosophy is to answer many of the fundamental questions such as: What is reality? What is the nature and extent of knowledge? What is the source of our morality? What is the purpose of beauty? Is the Christian faith rational? How do I live a life that is guided by wisdom? Philosophy also draws on all areas of human endeavor (theology, science, law, psychology, the arts, politics, history, economics, and popular culture) and teaches us the skills to think more critically about them. As such, many students find it deeply enhancing of their other undergraduate majors or programs.

The philosophy major requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education (45 credit hours)
Major Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (42 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following areas:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)   page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Science (3 credit hours)

Philosophy Major

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Philosophy to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and philosophy major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC) section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements. 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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