Philosophy Program

Becoming a Philosophy Major

The major in Philosophy consists of nine course units of which three are required, three are restricted electives, and three are general electives among all philosophy courses. The required courses are 120, 210 and 222.The restricted electives are two of the following: 241, 243, 245 and 247; and one of the following 351 or 353; three general electives, one of which may come from a related program, subject to permission of the chair.

Nine (9) Courses distributed as follows:

3 Required

PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 210 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 222 Ethics


2 Historical Courses

PHIL 241 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 243 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 245 Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 249 19th and 20th Century Philosophy


1 Course from the following

PHIL 351 Epistemology
PHIL 353 Metaphysics

3 Electives