Philosophy Degree Requirements
Essential to a liberal education is the ability to think, to detect bad arguments and evidence, to see more than one side of a matter and to decide which is best, to construct a coherent case, and to make words perform their tasks with clarity and precision. These principles, along with a concern for representing the principal areas of philosophical inquiry, and an emphasis on the careful, creative, and critical reading of important philosophical texts, guide the Department in planning its curriculum.
Major: A minimum of nine course credits, which include PHI 111 and 202; either 203 or 204; two courses selected from 302, 304, 305, 306, and 308; PHI 485; and three additional courses in Philosophy, at least two of which must be at the 300 level.
Minor: A minimum of six course credits in Philosophy which include PHI 111 and 202; either 203 or 204; either 302 or 304 or 305 or 306; and two additional 300-level courses in Philosophy.