Mar 23, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The core and distribution requirements for a major in philosophy are those listed for baccalaureate degrees , with the exception that a course in history or literature is required to fulfill the humanities distribution requirement. It is recommended that a philosophy major take PHI 102 Introduction to Logic/Critical Thinking  as one of their earliest philosophy elective courses.

Requirements for Major

Major and Supporting Course Requirements

Total History of Philosophy hours: 9

Total hours for the major: 38

Total degree hours: 126

Requirements for Double Majors

Students double-majoring in Philosophy or Philosophy & Religion and another discipline MAY:

  1. Count up to six (6) hours of philosophical electives in the other major discipline also as Philosophy electives in addition to the six hours of philosophical electives already required for the Philosophy or Philosophy & Religion major. (Philosophical electives with prefixes other than “PHI” are “philosophically rich” courses in that they devote significant attention to the metaphysical, epistemological and/or ethical foundations of another discipline. For the list of approved philosophical electives, please see above.)
  2. Satisfy the Philosophy SIP requirement by completing the SIP requirements of the other major AND including a member of the Philosophy Department faculty in the process of formulating the thesis, bibliography and outline of the SIP for the other major.


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