2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog

Philosophy Major


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Major Requirements


A major in philosophy requires nine courses in philosophy, or ten if the philosophy major is a candidate for honors.

Though students may take as many 100- and 200-level courses as they wish, no more than three such courses will count towards the completion of the major. The lone exception is PHIL 225 Logic I , which can count towards the major in addition to three other 100- or 200-level courses. Though not strictly required of all majors, PHIL 225 , is nevertheless strongly recommended for all majors — especially for students contemplating graduate work in philosophy. Only one of the total number of courses may be an independent study.

Among the courses for the major, students must complete the following:

Value Theory (VT) Elective


At least one upper-level course from the following:

Major Figures (MF) Elective


At least one course from the following, should be completed by the end of the junior year:

Philosophy Seminar


At least one seminar at the 400-level seminar courses, though students are strongly encouraged to take more than one seminar.

GPA Requirement


To qualify for graduation, a minimum grade of C is required in all courses taken toward the major/minor.

Philosophy Department


For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Philosophy department  catalogue page.

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