Jun 23, 2018  
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences 
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences

Philosophy, B.A.

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The major in Philosophy requires 36 credits in Philosophy coursework. Philosophy is recommended as a second major to complement another field of study. Selecting from a wide range of courses, the student can design an individualized program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. The program will include some independent study and seminar work.


It is recommended that Philosophy majors and minors take the following two introductory Philosophy courses in their sequence:

Specific History of Philosophy courses are available as independent seminars:

  • PHL 272 - History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHL 274 - History of Medieval Philosophy
  • PHL 277 - Modern Philosophical Thinkers
  • PHL 281 - Contemporary Philosophy


A senior thesis is required for majors. Senior Philosophy majors who have a cumulative index of 3.5 in courses in Philosophy are awarded departmental honors upon graduation.

Model Freshman Program

Fall - 15 Credits

Spring - 15 Credits

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