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Major Requirements

The philosophy major consists of at least 36 credits, including the following requirements:

One course in logic:

  • PHIL 346 – Deductive Logic (3.00)

One course in ethics from the following:

  • PHIL 350 – Ethical Theory (3.00)
  • PHIL 355 – Political Philosophy (3.00)
  • PHIL 356 – Philosophy of Law (3.00)
  • PHIL 358 – Bioethics (3.00)

Two courses in the history of philosophy:

  • PHIL 321 – History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.00)
  • PHIL 322 – History of Philosophy: Modern (3.00)

One course in metaphysics and epistemology from the following:

  • PHIL 345 – Philosophy of Language (3.00)
  • PHIL 371 – Epistemology (3.00)
  • PHIL 372 – Philosophy of Science (3.00)
  • PHIL 373 – Metaphysics (3.00)
  • PHIL 394 – Philosophy of Biology (3.00)
  • PHIL 395 – Philosophy of Physics (3.00)
  • PHIL 380 – Philosophy of Mind (3.00)

Note:

Over and above the courses used to satisfy the Logic, Ethics, History and Metaphysics/Epistemology requirements: At least six credits at the 400 level (none of which can be PHIL 400 , PHIL 405 , or PHIL 406 ) and at least six additional credits at the 300 or 400 level (at most one PHIL 400 , but neither PHIL 405 nor PHIL 406 , can count toward these credits). Students must earn at least a C in all courses that meet requirements for the Philosophy Major.