Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has specific requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with both their Student Success advisor and their Departmental Faculty Advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure their Degree Works account reflects the information in this worksheet, students should forward any approved exemptions from the following requirements to their Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA-MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult their Departmental Faculty Advisor and their Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including those offered in Philosophy:
- BA Philosophy - MA Liberal Studies
- BA Philosophy - MA Philosophy
Requirements for the BA in Philosophy
As of fall 2020, students declaring the major in Philosophy must take 12 courses, outlined as follows. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to meet the requirements for the major in Philosophy. Declare your major by following the process outlined in Declaring Your Major. Students who have declared the major in Philosophy before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall 2020 curriculum can consult their Student Success advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Track your progress using the program worksheet (below). See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Philosophy courses that fulfill these requirements.
Introductory courses (6-8 credits):
Other required courses (27-36 credits):
- Two (2) LPHI electives (6-8 credits). One of these 2 LPHI electives can be fulfilled with 2 tutorials.
- Three (3) 3000-level or higher LPHI electives (9-12 credits)
- Four (4) LPHI electives or cross-listed/non-Philosophy electives by approval (12-16 credits)
Senior Capstone (3-4 credits):
- Choose one (1):
- Graduate-level Philosophy lecture or seminar (by application only; 3-4 credits)
- LPHI 4990 Individual Independent Senior Project (3-4 credits)
- LPHI 4995 Collaborative Independent Project (3-4 credits)
Total credits: 36-48