Philosophy - Requirements

Core Requirements in Philosophy:

First Core Course in philosophy: PH 101: Introduction to Philosophy.

Second Core Course in philosophy: any PH 200 level course.

Any PH 200 or 300 level course may be taken to fulfill the fifth course in Core Area III.

Requirements for Major and Minor in Philosophy:

30 Credit Major in Philosophy:

  • PH 101: Introduction to Philosophy.

  • One PH 200 level course.

  • One course that provides an intensive study of a major philosopher such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Kant, Aquinas, or Nietzsche, and that emphasizes primary sources (that is, one course from PH 300-319).

  • PH 217: Logic.

  • Six additional PH 200 or 300 level courses chosen with departmental guidance.
    • At least three of these six courses must be PH 300 level courses.
    • Two of these six courses may be 200 or 300 level applied ethics courses.

15 Credit Minor in Philosophy:

  • PH 101: Introduction to Philosophy.

  • One PH 200 level course.

  • Three additional philosophy courses chosen with departmental guidance.
    • At least one of these three courses must be a 300 level philosophy course.
    • One of these three courses may be a 200 or 300 level applied ethics course