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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Philosophy—Pretheology Major (B.A.)

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Special curriculum; major code BA5242

Philosophy Requirements

The major requirement for a B.A. consists of a minimum of 40 hours, including:

Additional Requirements

At least three courses numbered above 400, not including 490 or 497.

You may begin your study of philosophy with courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level, except as limited by specific prerequisites.

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy.

Program Requirements

If you plan to enter a theological seminary or to do graduate study in religion, it is recommended that you take a broad program of undergraduate courses, including the following (with minimum credit suggested in each area):

  • philosophy and world religions (12);
  • courses on the texts and history of religions (15);
  • English composition and literature, and world literature (21);
  • history, including HIST 354, 356C, and 370 (15);
  • social sciences (21);
  • foreign languages (18);
  • natural sciences (9);
  • public speaking (3).

Arrange your program to meet the requirements of the B.A. degree and the University General Education requirements.

It is advisable to major in philosophy, English, classics, or one of the social sciences. Check the entrance requirements of the theological seminaries, other religious educational institutions, or graduate schools of your choice and plan your curriculum accordingly. A pretheology major is also available from the Departments of English and History.

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