Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Major

Bachelor of Arts

  1. Philosophy Core Requirements: All students must take PL 201 and a second 200-level philosophical perspectives course or ethics (PL 302-319). Honors Program students may take an upper-level philosophy seminar (PL 321 and above) after completing HN 201 or HN 202 and HN 210 or WR 100.
  2. PL 201 is a prerequisite for all other philosophy courses. 
  3. Ethics Core Requirements: Each student must take one course in ethics. This course may be elected from those offered by the Philosophy Department (PL 302-319) or from the courses in Christian ethics offered by the Theology Department (TH 300-319).
  4. Major Requirements: In addition to PL 201, 11 upper-level PL courses, one of which may be a Philosophical Perspectives Course (PL 202-299) and one of which may be a departmental core offering in ethics (PL 302-319). 
  5. PL 202-299 may be taken as free electives. No more than one may count toward a philosophy major or minor.
  6. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

Requirements prior to 2021-2022 Catalogue

  1. Philosophy Core Requirements: All students must take the PL200-level core sequence which consists ofPL201 and a second 200-level philosophical perspectives course or the honors equivalent.
  2. PL201 is a prerequisite for all other philosophy courses. Two PL200-level courses are required for all 300- and 400-level courses.
  3. Ethics Core Requirements: Each student must take one course in ethics. This course may be elected from those offered by the Philosophy Department (PL300-319) or from the courses in Christian ethics offered by the Theology Department (TH300-319).
  4. Major Requirements: In addition to PL201, one other PL200-level offering, and 10 PL300- or 400-level courses must be taken. One course may be the ethics core requirement, provided this course is chosen from PL300-319.
  5. PL202-250 may be taken as free electives. They do not count toward a philosophy major or minor.
  6. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).
Graham McAleer
Faculty

Graham McAleer, Ph.D.

Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy

Philosophy