Major in Philosophy
The major program in Philosophy consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses chosen in accordance with thefollowing requirements: (also see notes elow)
- Philosophy 1200 (Introduction to Philosophy)
- Philosophy 2000 (Introduction to Metaphysics) or 2220 (Introduction to Epistemology),
- Philosophy 2210 (Logic)
- Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy or 3400 (Political Philosophy)
- Philosophy 2701 (History of Ancient Philosophy) or 2702 (History of Modern Philosophy)
- 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3110-3620 (Philosophy of ...Series) (excluding Philosophy 3400 if previously completed to fulfill the requirements above).
- 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3730-3790 (Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Series)
- 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3800-3851 (17th to 18th Century Series)
- 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3860-3890 (19th Century Series)
- 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3900-3950 (20th-21st Century Series)
- One course in the 4700-4790 series (Seminar in Special Authors and Texts: Topics T.B.A. each semester)
- One course in the 4800-4890 series Seminar in 20th and 21st. Century Philosophy: Topics T.B.A. each semester)
- For the most recent version of the Major requirements students should check the Philosophy section of the University Calendar. The following link will take you there: Philosophy program and course descriptions in the University Calendar
Sudents declaring a Major in Philosophy must choose a program advisor in consultation with the Head of the Department or Undergraduate Officer and the faculty member concerned.
Interested in choosing philosophy as your major?
Students declaring a major in philosophy should contact the Department Head as soon as they have decided to pursue philosophy. The Department Head will help in the selection of a faculty advisor for the student, an important requirement as you continue in your studies.
Requirements updated June 2011