BA Program Planner

SJSU Philosophy Department

Four Year Planner for Incoming Freshman Philosophy Majors

This is a plan that will allow you to complete your Philosophy major in 4 years, assuming you have adequate scores on the EPT and ELM. Please see your advisor at least once every year to check on your progress and to customize this plan to suit your particular goals.

*Up to 9 units may double count for GE and major requirements. Only 1 course in Advanced GE can be completed in any one department.

First Year: Fall (15 units)

  • English 1A (GE A2)
  • Philosophy 9 (GE B4)*
  • Philosophy 70A (GE C2)
  • Philosophy 66 (GE C1)
  • Philosophy 12 (GE E)

Spring (16 units) (16 units)

  • English 1B (GE C2)
  • Philosophy 70B or 70C
  • 3 Core GE
  • KIN

Second Year: Fall (16 units)

  • Philosophy 57 (GE A3)
  • 1 Upper division Philosophy course
  • 1 Core GE
  • 1 American Institutions course that satisfies GE Area D
  • 1 Elective
  • KIN

Spring (15 units)

  • 2 Upper division Philosophy courses
  • 2 Core GE
  • 1 American Institution course that satisfies GE Area D
  • Pass WST by end of this semester

Third Year: Fall (15 units)

  • English 100W
  • Philosophy 160 (Advanced GE R) or Philosophy 104 (Advanced GE V)
  • 1 One other upper division Philosophy course
  • 2 Electives

Spring (15 units)

  • 1 Upper division Philosophy course
  • 4 Electives
  • File for Graduation

Fourth Year: Fall (15 units)

  • 1 Upper Division Philosophy course
  • 3 Electives
  • 1 Advanced GE

Spring (15 units)

  • Philosophy 190 or 290
  • 3 Electives
  • 1 Advanced GE

SJSU Philosophy Department

Two Year Planner for Transfer Students

This is a plan that will allow you to complete your Philosophy major in 2 years after transferring in as a junior. Please see your advisor at least every year to check on your progress and to customize this plan to suit your particular goals.

*Up to 9 units may double count for GE and major requirements. Only 1 course in Advanced GE can be completed in any one department.

Third Year: Fall (15 units)

  • Philosophy 09 or Philosophy 57 or 157 if needed. (See advisor.)
  • Philosophy 160 (GE R) or Philosophy 104 (GE V)*
  • 2 Other upper division Philosophy courses
  • 1 Advanced GE

Spring (15 units)

  • 2 Upper Division Philosophy course
  • 1 Advanced GE
  • 2 Electives
  • Apply for graduation

Fourth Year: Fall (15 units)

  • 2 Upper division Philosophy course
  • 3 Electives

Spring (15 units)

  • Philosophy 190 or 290
  • 4 Electives

BA Program Planner (doc)