Program Overview

Please note: You must complete all requirements for the receipt of a Bachelor of Arts in accordance with University standards. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

Major in Philosophy

To receive a major in philosophy, you must complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Required courses for the major include:

  • PHI 292: Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHI 304: Epistemology (3 credits)
  • PHI 310: Formal Logic (3 credits)
  • PHI 316: Ancient Philosophy (3 credits)
  • PHI 318: Modern Philosophy (3 credits)
  • PHI 317: Medieval Philosophy (3 credits) or PHI 319: Contemporary Philosophy (3 credits)
  • PHI 460: Philosophical Classics (3 credits) or PHI 487: Seminar (3 credits)
  • Electives: 9 credits

All courses within the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or above. All philosophy majors must successfully complete a capstone course (either PHI 460 or PHI 487) at the end of their program of study.

Minor in Philosophy

To receive a minor in philosophy, you must complete a minimum of 21 credits.

Required courses for the minor include:

  • PHI 220: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits) or 310: Formal Logic (3 credits)
  • One 300-level course in the history of philosophy (3 credits. See course descriptions.)
  • One 300-level problems course (3 credits. See course descriptions.)
  • Electives: 12 credits

All courses within the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or above.