Degree Requirements

Ancient Greece

Philosophy Major

The major program in philosophy consists of a minimum of 34 semester hours (twelve courses) in philosophy. The following courses are required of all majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Philosophy (PHIL 251 and PHIL 252);
  • Logic (MATH 120);
  • Internship (PHIL 450);
  • Capstone (PHIL 401);
  • Three other courses at the 300 or 400 level.

The internship in philosophy allow students to explore application of the major to a career field. Philosophy Capstone requires students to explore and develop their own philosophy. Double majors may apply up to two courses from another department to the major in philosophy upon approval of the chair of the department of philosophy. These courses should support or complement a student's interest within philosophy. Double majors and students who have a minor in education may petition for exemption from the philosophy internship. Students who have not earned at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA, who do not qualify for admission to an internship, must take a directed field studies in philosophy.

Philosophy Minor

The minor program in philosophy will consist of 15 semester hours in philosophy:

  • Ancient and Modern Philosophy (PHIL 251 and PHIL 252);
  • One course at the 300 or 400 level.

Since philosophical questions are concerned with the nature of reality and knowledge and how we conduct our lives, philosophical inquiry leads to the investigation of other disciplines and areas of knowledge. A minor in philosophy is especially valuable for non-humanities and science majors and a natural choice for students in the humanities.