Program Requirements

Major:  The philosophy major requires a minimum of 40 credit hours, or 30 if it is coupled with a second major or a minor.  Required courses include PHIL 150, 275, 280, 375, 401, 425, 450, one additional 200-level course, and two additional 300-level courses. The Department recommends specific plans of study for those preparing for entrance into law school, seminary, or graduate study in philosophy. Majors who are preparing for graduate study in philosophy are advised to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of philosophy

Minor: A minimum of 18 credit hours in philosophy constitutes a minor. Required courses include PHIL 150, 275, 280, and one 300-level or 400-level philosophy course.

Degree: Completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in philosophy leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Approval of Schedules: All students taking a major or minor must have their schedules approved by the Chair of the Department prior to registration.

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