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Major in Philosophy

The student electing to major in philosophy should consult with Andrew Youpa, the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies (click link to email Dr. Youpa). Early in the senior year, majors should contact a faculty member to direct the writing of the senior thesis. Philosophy majors will satisfy the College of Liberal Arts Writing-Across-the-Curriculum requirement by passing Philosophy 304, 305a, and 305b. A minor is not required for a major in philosophy, though it is recommended that the student take a foreign language, such as Greek, Latin, French, or German.

Requirements
Credit Hours
Logic requirement: Philosophy 105 or 320
3
Ethics requirement: Philosophy 104 or 340
3
History of Philosophy requirement: Philosophy 304 and 305a,b
6
Six hours from 300 level courses in addition to 304 and 305a or b (not including courses offered in the Interdisciplinary Studies component of the University Core Curriculum)
6
At least nine hours of 400-level courses
9
Electives for major in Philosophy
6


Requirements Totals
Credit Hours
Philosophy
33
University Core Curriculum Requirements
41
College of Liberal Arts Academic Requirements
14
Grand Total
120