Who should apply
Second, third, and fourth-semester students may apply. Students must show successful completion of university-level course work; in practical terms, students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
Students who plan to apply will need the support of a faculty member who will serve as a mentor and adviser. They should also carefully examine whether their undergraduate educational goals can be met through an existing academic major, or whether doing so requires a unique program of courses and activities. Bachelor of Philosophy students must be self-motivated and able to engage in a sustained program of academic discovery culminating in a capstone project or thesis that is shared with others.
Examples of B Phil Themes
- Islamic Studies
- Ecology of Democracy
- Environmental Studies
- Global Food System Sustainability
- Global Futures
- Global Sustainable Development
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Peace Studies
- Religious Studies
- Rain Forest Studies
- Technology and Society
- Meet with the Bachelor of Philosophy Coordinator, Wendell Schwab (firstname.lastname@example.org), to discuss the program. Students be prepared to discuss possible courses, capstone projects, and faculty mentors.
- Work with a faculty mentor to create an academic plan that details the remaining semesters of coursework, including 15 credits at the 300-400 level, as well as an outline of their capstone project.
- Complete the application form. Ask your faculty mentor to complete the faculty mentor support form.
- Attend a Bachelor of Philosophy admissions interview. The Bachelor of Philosophy Faculty Committee will discuss the feasibility and rigor of the proposed plan with the student and mentor.
- Exceptions may be approved by the Bachelor of Philosophy Faculty Committee.