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Philosophy Program Requirements for 2020–2021

A major in philosophy consists of 33 credits 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. in Philosophy

A major in philosophy consists of 33 credits chosen from the department offerings. The total requirement is deliberately kept small to encourage the student to combine courses in philosophy with solid concentrations in such other areas as his or her interests and career goals suggest.

All courses that may apply to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

  • Choose ONE:
    • PHIL 100C – SQ Basic Logic (3)
    • PHIL 240C – P4 Symbolic Logic (3)
  • PHIL 211C – P2 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 312C – P2 Medieval Philosophy (3)
  • Choose TWO:
    • PHIL 313C – P2 Modern Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 314C – P2 Contemporary Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 316C – P2 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 350C – P2 Renaissance Seminar (3)
  • SIX additional philosophy electives*

Total: 33 credits

*Although 100 level courses in philosophy may be used to fulfill this requirement, no courses from the foundational areas of Core 2020 may apply. These areas include Learning Community, Research-Based Writing, and Data Analysis courses. 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.

Requirements

  • THREE philosophy electives (any level) (9)*
  • TWO philosophy electives at or beyond the 200 level (6)
  • ONE philosophy elective at or beyond the 300 level (3)

Total: 18 credits

*Although 100 level courses in philosophy may be used to fulfill this requirement, no courses from the foundational areas of Core 2020 may apply. These areas include Learning Community, Research-Based Writing, and Data Analysis courses.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.