UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in philosophy will:
  • Have an understanding of the central figures and themes in the history of philosophy.
  • Possess the critical reasoning skills necessary to effectively analyze and critique abstract concepts and arguments.
  • Be able to develop and defend philosophical arguments, both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to apply critical reasoning skills in a wide range of career settings.

Degree Requirements

Philosophy majors are required to complete 30 credit hours of philosophy coursework. Required courses include: No more than nine credit hours of the 30 required hours may be at the 100- or 200-level. To graduate with a major in philosophy, students must pass all courses included in the 30 credit hours required for the degree with a grade of C or higher. This requirement also applies to transfer courses.