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955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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 A. Standard Track: 36 units 

Required Lower-Division Courses: 8 units 
PY 6 Introduction to Philosophy (4) 
 PY 12 Critical Reasoning and Logic (4) 
 Required Upper-Division Courses: 28 units 
 PY 101 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4) 
 PY 102 History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (4) 
 PY 170 Theory of Knowledge (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 104 Ethics (4) 
 PY 133 Political and Legal Philosophy (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 135 Philosophy of Language (4)
 PY 175 Metaphysics (4)

B. Pre-M.B.A. Track: 36 units 

Required Lower-Division Courses: 8 units 
 PY 6 Introduction to Philosophy (4) 
 PY 12 Critical Reasoning and Logic (4) 
 Required Upper-Division Courses: 20 units 
 PY 101 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4) 
 PY 102 History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 104 Ethics (4) 
 PY 113 Contemporary Moral Problems (4) 
 PY 133 Political and Legal Philosophy (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 135 Philosophy of Language (4) 
 PY 170 Theory of Knowledge (4) 
 PY 175 Metaphysics (4) 
 Upper-Division PY Elective (4) 
 Required Supportive Courses: 8 units 
 EB 11 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 EB 131 Corporate Financial Management (4) 
 EB 160 Marketing (4) 
 EB 180 Principles of Management and Organization (4) 
 Note: Students are also strongly encouraged to take EB 3 Principles of Accounting I (4)  

C. Pre-Law Track: 36 units 

Required Lower-Division Courses: 8 units 
 PY 6 Introduction to Philosophy (4) 
 PY 12 Critical Reasoning and Logic (4) 
 Required Upper-Division Courses: 24 units 
 PY 101 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4) 
 PY 102 History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (4) 
 Two of the following: (8) 
 PY 104 Ethics (4) 
 PY 113 Contemporary Moral Problems (4) 
 PY 133 Political and Legal Philosophy (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 135 Philosophy of Language (4) 
 PY 170 Theory of Knowledge (4) 
 PY 175 Metaphysics (4) 
 Upper-Division PY Elective (4) 
 Required Supportive Course: 4 units 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PO 104 Constitutional Law (4) 
 PO 121 Marxism: Theory & Practice (4) 
 PO 130 Political Theory (4)

D. Pre-Seminary Track: 36 units 

Required Lower-Division Courses: 4 units 
 PY 6 Introduction to Philosophy (4) 
 Required Lower or Upper-Division PY Elective: 4 units 
 Required Upper-Division Courses: 28 units 
 PY 101 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4) 
 PY 102 History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (4) 
 Two of the following: (8) 
 PY 104 Ethics (4) 
 PY 170 Theory of Knowledge (4) 
 PY 175 Metaphysics (4) 
 One of the following: (4) 
 PY 130/RS 130 Philosophical Theology (4) 
 PY 163/RS 163 Philosophy of Religion (4) 
 Two of the following: (8) 
 RS 103 Christian Apologetics (4) 
 RS 121 Modern Christianity (4) 
 RS 122 Contemporary Christianity (4) 
 RS 126 Doctrine of the Word (4) 
 RS 127 Doctrine of God (4) 
 RS 128 Doctrine of Creation (4) 
 RS 142 World Religions (4)

E. Individualized Tracks: 44 units
Carefully selected work in another field may be included in an individually devised major in philosophy. Students will develop proposed programs in consultation with the department. Such a concentration will involve seven courses in philosophy and four courses from another field chosen to enhance and supplement philosophic competency. 

Requirements for a Minor: 20 units

 Required upper-division PY courses (12) 
 Additional required PY courses (8) 

Sample Four-Year Program

FIRST YEAR
 Fall                                               Spring 
 PY 6, or 6H (4)                       RS 10 or 20 (4) 
 RS 10 or 20 (4)                       Distribution/Elective (12) 
 Distribution/Elective (8)            PEA Elective (1) 
 PEA 32 (1) 

SECOND YEAR
 Fall                                                Spring 
 PY 12 (4)                                PY 102 (4) 
 PY 101 (4)                              Distribution/Elective (8-12) 
 RS 1 (4)                                  PEA Elective (1) 
 Distribution/Elective (4) 
 PEA Elective (1) 

THIRD YEAR
Fall                                                Spring 
PY 104 or 133 (4)                 PY 135 or 170 (4) 
Upper-Division RS requirement (4) 
Distribution/Elective (8)          Distribution/Elective(12) 

FOURTH YEAR
 Fall                                                Spring 
 PY 175 (4)                              PY Elective (4) 
 PY Elective (4)                        Distribution/Elective (12) 
 Distribution/Elective (8)

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