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Philosophy Program Requirements

A major in philosophy consists of 33 credits (11 courses) chosen from departmental offerings. Students are encouraged to combine courses in philosophy with solid concentrations in such other areas aligned to their interests and career goals.

B.A. Philosophy

For students majoring in philosophy, all courses designated as philosophy courses (PHIL) that may apply to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major. All courses are three credits.


  • Choose ONE:
    • PHIL 100C - SQ Basic Logic
    • PHIL 240C - P4 Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 211C - P2 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 312C - P2 Medieval Philosophy
  • Choose TWO:
    • PHIL 313C - P2 Modern Philosophy
    • PHIL 314C - P2 Contemporary Philosophy
    • PHIL 316C - P2 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
    • PHIL 350C - P2 Renaissance Seminar
  • SIX additional philosophy electives*

Total: 33 credits

*GREK 101C - P5 Beginning Greek I may be used as a philosophy elective in the major.

Minor in Philosophy

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


  • Three philosophy electives (any level)
  • Two philosophy electives at or beyond the 200 level
  • One philosophy elective at or beyond the 300 level

Total: 18 credits

Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.