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Philosophy Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, Law and Public Policy, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Philosophy acts as a form of intellectual exercise that makes it easier to identify problems, seek out arguments against your own views and critically evaluate solutions. These skills, along with the ability to read, write, listen and communicate effectively, can prepare you for virtually any career path.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • PHIL 244 History of Ancient Philosophy
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • PHIL 260 Introduction to Symbolic Logic Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Take a language course
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • PHIL 248 History of Modern Philosophy
    3
15
Spring
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • PHIL 301 Metaphysics
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Spend a day without technology

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • PHIL Ethics Course
    3
  • PHIL General Elective
    3
  • PHIL Upper Division Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • PHIL Upper Division Elective
    3
  • PHIL Upper Division Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Work on a community service project
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Exercise daily
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • PHIL 480 Capstone Seminar
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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