At least one graduate course in environmental sciences or related field determined in consultation with Graduate Advisor.
The student takes a total of 24 semester credit hours of approved course work and a thesis carrying 6 hours of credit (for a total of 30 credit hours). The student will normally take a minimum of six courses (18 credit hours) in philosophy. Up to 6 semester credit hours in supporting fields may be selected by the student with the consent of the department. An oral examination is scheduled after the completion of the thesis.
The student takes a total of 36 semester credit hours. At least seven courses (21 credit hours) are to be in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. An additional three courses (9 credit hours) are to be in a minor field outside of the department. An additional two courses (6 credit hours) may be used satisfy further philosophical specialization, further study in supporting fields, and/or internship opportunities that enhance the practice of philosophy. An oral comprehensive examination is conducted by the Director of Graduate Studies during the final semester of the student’s course work toward the non-thesis option. An additional three courses (9 credit hours) are to be in any field(s) outside the department.