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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Philosophy Major (A.B. in Philosophy) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BA1917

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Robert Briscoe, director of studies/contact person
briscoe@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The program in philosophy offered through the Honors Tutorial College presents the student with an unique opportunity to obtain what is arguably one of the best undergraduate degrees in philosophy on offer at any major college or university. The program gives the student unparalleled access to each member of the philosophy faculty, along with members of the faculty of other departments that have Honors programs, in the form of one-on-one tutorial sessions that can take the place of standard lecture-room classes. Each student, with the help of the director of studies, is able to design his or her own program of study in philsoophy, with minimal distribution requirements. In addition to the very personalized program of study that is combined with close faculty contact, the students in the honors program are also invited to join in the life of the deparment in ways that are often available only to graduate students: they are invited to all colloquia and other departmental events, they are included in special departmental activities, and they have unrestricted access to enrollment in any philosophy class that they need for their program of study.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Selective admission via the Honors Tutorial College.

Change of Program Policy

First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the philosophy tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st. Depending on program capacity, second-year students may be considered for transfer as well.

External Transfer Admission

First-year students at another institution may apply to transfer into the philosophy tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1st. Depending on program capacity, second-year students may be considered for transfer as well.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A philosophy major prepares the student for a wide variety of career paths, including various graduate and professional education programs (e.g., law school, divinity school, etc.), careers that demand high levels of critical thinking and communication skills, and many non-technical careers in business and science. The honors program in philosophy, in particular, gives the student the added advantage of highly specialized training that will be more than adequate to pursue graduate work in philosophy.

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


First-year students must complete the following course:

Transfer students


Transfer students may substitute an HC special topics seminar for their HC 2500 requirement.

Tutorials


Complete seven tutorials. Tutorials of less than 3 hours must be taken in conjunction with a regularly scheduled classroom course. All other tutorials must be for at least 3 hours.

HTC Thesis Requirement


Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

Logic


Complete the following course:

Value Theory


Complete one of the following courses:

Senior Seminar


Complete the following course:

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