Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (B.A.)

Students completing the Philosophy B.A. program will achieve the following:

  • Know
  • the important figures and movements in the history of philosophy.
  • Understand
  • the major questions, positions, distinctions, and arguments in the main branches of philosophy.
  • Be able to
  • write clear, cogent, and informed philosophical papers. Speak clearly, accurately, and in an academic manner on philosophical topics;
  • comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex philosophical writings; and
  • make relevant distinctions; clarify important concepts and claims; competently analyze, evaluate, and construct both deductive and inductive arguments.