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Major/Minor Requirements

Minimum Requirements for the Philosophy Major 

  • All University requirements
  • All College of Liberal Arts requirements
  • At least ten courses (30 credits) in Philosophy, according to this scheme:
  1. UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions (three credits)
  2. Four additional courses (twelve credits) at the 200, 300, or 400 levels, or Logic or Philosophical Ethics
  3. Three additional courses (nine credits) at the 300 level
  4. Two additional courses (six credits) at the 400 or 500 levels

Many majors take more than the ten required Philosophy courses. After Basic Philosophical Questions, majors are encouraged to take at least two courses at the 200 level or in the 300 level History of Philosophy sequence before moving on to thematic 300 level courses or advanced 400 level courses.

Students with double majors in Philosophy and English can reduce the total credits required in one of the two majors from 30 to 24. Please see your adivisor for details.

Minimum Requirements for the Philosophy Minor

  • All University requirements
  • All College of Liberal Arts requirements
  • Successful completion of the requirements for another major
  • At least five Philosophy courses (15 credits), according to this scheme:
  1. UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions (three credits)
  2. Two additional courses (six credits) at the 200, 300, or 400 levels, or Logic or Philosophical Ethics
  3. Two additional courses (six credits) at the 300 or 400 levels

After Basic Philosophical Questions, majors are encouraged to take at least two courses at the 200 level or in the 300 level History of Philosophy sequence before moving on to thematic 300 level courses or advanced 400 level courses.