This major offers useful preparation for any career in which the abilities to comprehend difficult material and to think and write clearly and logically are important. The major serves as an excellent foundation for postgraduate work in law and theology, as well as in philosophy itself.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Philosophy department page.

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Total Credits Required 120
General Education
Major 32
PL 200 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy * 4
PL 210 History of Modern Philosophy * 4
Philosophy Electives 24
    At least 8 credits must be at the 300-level or above.  
PL 390 Graduation Assessment for Philosophy Majors 0

*Recommended but not required.

Note: Students may substitute courses from a different department to meet the major requirement in philosophy as long as they have a heavy philosophical content.

Any substitution must have the written approval of the student’s adviser and the head of the Philosophy Department. A copy of the substitution(s) will be sent to the Registrar's Office by the department.

This major does not require a minor.