B.A. in Philosophy

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Language6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
12 hours of CLEP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Philosophy Major Courses
PL 2310Symbolic Logic3
History of Philosophy Courses12
Select four of the following:
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Late Modern Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
PL 4395Senior Seminar3
Philosophy Elective PL 33XX/43XX3
Philosophy Elective PL 33XX/43XX3
Philosophy Elective PL 33XX/43XX3
Philosophy Elective PL 33XX/43XX3
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.30
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by earning a grade of C or higher in PL 4395.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13113SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
EN 13113Fine Arts3
Social Science/History3Science3
PL 23103Speech3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
Mathematics3Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3Philosophy of History Course3
Philosophy of History Course3PL 33XX or 43XX Elective3
Elective3Literature3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 23XX3Theology3
Philosophy of History Course3Philosophy of History Course3
PL 33XX or 43XX Elective3PL 33XX or 43XX Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013PL 43953
PL 33XX or 43XX Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120