Sep 28, 2023  
University Catalog 2016-2017 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Philosophy

Division of Fine Arts and Humanities

Administration Building 321 - (504) 520-5406 -

The philosophy program is designed for students who plan to take an active leadership role in shaping a more just and humane society. Completing the philosophy major will (1) provide the student with knowledge of the philosophical themes and thinkers that have been influential in shaping contemporary culture, (2) increase the student’s ability to think, speak, read, and write critically and effectively, and (3) increase the student’s ability to approach value questions in a rational manner. These abilities will prepare the student for success in any career that requires rational thought and expression, such as teaching, law, business, management, journalism, and public service.

In order to accommodate a number of different career options, the curriculum has been designed to encourage students to pursue a second area of interest by means of a double major, a double concentration, a double minor, or a combination of related courses.

Honors in Philosophy - Students are eligible to graduate with an honors distinction in Philosophy. To do so, the student must complete a minimum of three Philosophy courses (9 credit hours) with an overall philosophy GPA of 3.3.


    Bachelor of ArtsNon-degree