Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy and Business, B.A.

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The Philosophy and Business, B.A. is an innovative program highlighted by academic excellence and relevance to a multitude of careers that prepares students for today’s dynamic and competitive global environment. Combining the best aspects of a liberal arts degree with practical training in general business, this program prepares students for the twenty-first century work environment. The Philosophy and Business program includes courses in business administration that focus on concrete problem-solving for today’s business climate coupled with courses in philosophy that emphasize the critical and creative thinking necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment. Philosophy’s emphasis on critical thinking, interrogation of assumptions, examination of frameworks, and the critique of institutional commitments provides a strong foundation for success in all areas of business and entrepreneurship. The Graham School of Business’s General Business Component assures that graduates have the solid foundation in business practices to succeed in a variety of industries.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Philosophy and Business must complete a minimum of 121 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Students majoring in Philosophy and Business must maintain a 2.0 average in both the General Business Component courses and in the Philosophy component courses. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent business course, (refer to the course description for specific prerequisites). Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement:

First Year Seminar

Foundations Requirements

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

Required Major Courses:

Philosophy Electives

Students must complete a total of 12 PHL elective credits.  At least 9 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Elective Courses

Students must complete an additional 6 credits of electives.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (31 credits)

Sophomore Year (30 credits)

Junior Year (30 credits)

Senior Year (30 credits)

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