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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4249
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Requirements of the Virtual College Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a liberal arts degree available through the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Hays State University. The Philosophy major is a 30 hour degree program that provides key learning outcomes which can be integrated into other academic programs such as critical thinking, evaluating values, and interdisciplinary investigation. Students in the philosophy program are trained by core faculty to fearlessly pursue questions wherever they may lead.

Required Courses: 30 Hours Total

Course Descriptions

VC Course Offering Schedule

PHIL100: General Logic
PHIL120: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL201: Political Philosophy
PHIL200: Philosophy of Knowledge
PHIL220: Classical Greek Philosophy
PHIL320: Foundations of Modern Philosophy
PHIL340: Ethics
IDS400:   Bioethics
IDS401:   Ethics in the Professions and Business
: Senior Thesis


*These are variable content courses, which are scheduled irregularly. Each may be taken more than once as electives towards the degree.

PHIL490: Topics in Philosophy *

In the process of completing the 30 required credits, Virtual College Philosophy majors will earn two certificates: the Certificate in General Philosophy and the Certificate in Moral and Political Philosophy. The grade of a C or better must be obtained in each class taken towards a certificate. Also, no more than one course transferred in from another institution can be used towards a certificate.

Visit FHSU's Virtual College to get started on obtaining your online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy or to learn more about online learning.

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