Philosophy Major Requirements

Philosophy enhances critical thinking, engenders ethical awareness and provides opportunity for the analysis and discussion of important and difficult issues and problems. The skills associated with the study of philosophy are highly valued by the legal and medical professions, government, education, business and many other areas of our society.

Major in Philosophy

Course Descriptions

Required:

•  PHI 140: Introduction to Philosophy
•  PHI 202: Logic or PHI 380: Symbolic Logic
•  PHI 216: Ethics
•  PHI 309: History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
•  PHI 310: History of Western Philosophy: Modern
•  PHI 490: Philosophy Colloquium

Select 4 from:

•  PHI 200: Aesthetics
•  PHI 217: Bioethics
•  PHI 218: Ethics in Professional Life
•  PHI 220: Special Topics in Philosophy
•  PHI 317: Philosophy of Religion
•  PHI 385: Scientific Revolutions


Minor in Philosophy

Required:

•  PHI 140: Introduction to Philosophy
•  PHI 202: Logic
•  PHI 216: Ethics
•  PHI 309: History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
•  PHI 310: History of Western Philosophy: Modern
•  One other PHI course at the 200 level or above


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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