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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy Major, BA (uTrack Requirements)


Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the description of the major and the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Philosophy Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101 * (or equivalent) 3 Complete at least 12 hours by the end of the term
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab* 4  
Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
1Elective 0-1  
Term 2
ENGL 102 * (or equivalent) 3 ENGL 101 
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab (continuation of sequence)* 4  
PHIL 235  3  
Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
Term 3
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Complete at least 36 hours by the end of the term
Communicating Orally Elective* 3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
Social Sciences* 3  
1Elective 3  
Term 4
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 ENGL 102 
Philosophy (major) 3  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
Social Sciences* 3  
1Elective 3  
Term 5
Philosophy (major) 3 One 200-level or higher Philosophy course with a grade of C or better
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
2Connections 6  
1Elective 3  
Term 6
Philosophy (major) 9 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
2Connections 3  
Global Challenges 3  
Term 7
Philosophy (major) 6 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
1Electives 9  
Term 8
Philosophy (major) 6 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
1Electives 9  
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement 
1 All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.
2 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways: (1) by completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages, (2) by completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or (3) by completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework. All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.