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Necessary courses to take:

PHIL 250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 

PHIL 330 Moral Theory 

PHIL 340 Ancient Greek Philosophy 

PHIL 341 Modern Philosophy 

Metaphysics/Epistemology requirement: One of the following courses will satisfy this requirement:

- PHIL/REL 218 Philosophy of Religion

- PHIL 300 Knowledge and Belief

- PHIL 311 Metaphysics

- PHIL 392 Philosophy of Mind

- PHIL 394 Self and Identity

- PHIL 395 Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry

- PHIL 396 Philosophy of Physics

- PHIL 397 Philosophy of Space and Time

- PHIL 398 Philosophy of Quantum Theory

- PHIL 420 Philosophy of Language

- NOTE! Depending on how they are taught, the following classes may be counted towards the history requirement if they are approved by petition to the Academic Unit Head: PHIL 390, PHIL 391, and PHIL 475.

Philosophy electives (4 courses, 3 of which must be 300 level or above) 

- NOTE! If the student takes GPHIL 101 as part of Cluster 2 in the GenEd program, it can double count as one course of this elective section.  However, neither GPHIL 120 nor GPHIL 150 can be used as an elective.

Cognate Courses (3 courses from one or more disciplinary areas outside of philosophy) 

36 credits total


To be considered for graduation, undergraduates must:

- earn at least 120 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

· earn at least 50% of the required total semester hours from a four-year institution

· earn at least 25% of the required total semester hours at JMU

- satisfy course requirements for the major program with a GPA of 2.0 or better

- satisfy all General Education requirements

· program requirements:

- satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree

· details:

Further information on graduation requirements:

To check your own progress at any time:

(only takes a minute)

1) Log on to MyMadison:

2) Go into your Student Center.

3) Look under “Academics” for the “other academic..” pull-down menu.

4) From that menu, select “Academic Requirements,” then click on the go button (“>>”).

This will generate a report that shows which requirements you’ve satisfied, and details what you need to do in order to satisfy the requirements that remain.  Students are expected to know the requirements listed here and to plan accordingly.  Feel free to contact your advisor with any questions you may have.

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