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Philosophy: Ethics Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts

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Philosophy teaches students to think critically by evaluating ideas and issues thoroughly and with careful precision. In the Ethics concentration, students take a larger proportion of classes that relate to the questions surrounding morality, legality and value theory. A Philosophy - Ethics Track major will experience coursework primarily in ethics, but also in the history of philosophy; metaphysics and epistemology; and philosophy in the context of religion, culture and literature. Ethics topics include contemporary problems in business ethics, medical ethics, scientific ethics and legal ethics, as well as intersection of ethics with neuroscience and cognitive science. History of philosophy covers ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Our course topics also include the philosophy of concepts including happiness, freedom, justice, morality, and consciousness. Philosophy does not restrict you to a specific field after graduation because it instills problem solving, analysis, and logic skills that will be useful in a wide variety of career fields. The reading and writing foci of Philosophy help students excel in communication skills. Learning about multiple viewpoints leads students to work effectively in teams and in supervisory and administrative positions. Skills in problem-solving and analysis provide excellent foundations for executive and other leadership roles in any field. Ethics specialists are in need because moral problems have become more complex due to the globalization of business, fast-changing government policies and law, environmental concerns, challenges in health care, and the explosive growth in digital technology. Citizens around the globe are demanding that people in key positions have formal training in ethics. Some additional suggestions for Philosophy graduates could be in advocacy, mediation, communications, education, or policy-making. Philosophy students who complete the Ethics track are well prepared to pursue graduate work in philosophy, business or public policy; and the philosophy major continues to rank among the top preferred majors for law school.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://philosophy.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101: First-Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102: First-Year Composition 3
Math 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Third Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
PHIL Logic Course 3
PHIL Metaphysics/Epistemology Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
5th Semester
PHIL History Course 3
PHIL Ethics Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course Upper-Division 3
General Elective 3
6th Semester
PHIL Ethics Course 3
PHIL Ethics Course 3
Minor Course Upper-Division 3
Minor Course Upper-Division 3
Upper-Division General Elective 3
7th Semester
PHIL Ethics Course 3
PHIL Ethics Course 3
PHIL Elective Course 3
Upper-Division General Elective 3
Upper-Division General Elective 3
8th Semester
PHIL Elective Course 3
PHIL Elective Course 3
Upper-Division General Elective 3
Upper-Division General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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