72 credits in philosophy, including:

1. Core Courses (24 credits)

2. Theoretical Philosophy Area Requirement (6 credits) Theoretical philosophy courses include, but are not limited to, courses that predominantly cover themes from metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, logic, or the philosophy of mind.

One course at or above 200-level in theoretical philosophy (6 credits)

  • IDSC 250 Color!
  • PHIL 203 Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion
  • PHIL 211 Being, Time and Identity
  • PHIL 217 Reason in Context: Limitations and Possibilities (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 223 Philosophy of Language (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 225 Philosophy of Mind (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 226 Love and Friendship (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 236 Proof, Knowledge, and Understanding in Mathematics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 251 Evidence, Objectivity, and Realism in the Sciences (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 255 Comparative Philosophy
  • PHIL 273 Kant’s Metaphysics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 274 Existentialism
  • PHIL 287 Conspiracy Theories and Dogmatism (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 297 Kant’s Philosophy of Mind (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 306 Causation and Explanation
  • PHIL 319 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 373 Reptiles and Demons

3. Practical Philosophy/Value Theory Area Requirement (6 credits). Practical Philosophy/Value Theory courses include, but are not limited to, courses that predominantly cover themes from ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, or aesthetics.

One course at or above 200-level in practical philosophy/value theory (6 credits)

  • PHIL 203 Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion
  • PHIL 218 Virtue Ethics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 221 Philosophy of Law (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 222 Topics in Medical Ethics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 226 Love and Friendship (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 232 Social and Political Philosophy (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 255 Comparative Philosophy
  • PHIL 257 Contemporary Issues in Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 260 Critical Philosophy of Race (not offered in 2022-23)

4. Advanced Courses (12 credits)

  • PHIL Advanced Courses (12 credits in Philosophy at the 300-level, excluding PHIL 398 and 399)

5. Integrative Exercise (12 credits)

6. Philosophy Electives (12 credits)

  • 12 additional credits in Philosophy

Courses cannot be double counted to meet more than one of the above requirements. That is, if a student takes a 395 Advanced Seminar in the philosophy of mind, it cannot count as both a theoretical philosophy distribution requirement (#2 above) and an advanced seminar.

No more than twelve credits at the 100-level counts toward the major.

Depending on each student’s individual educational goals, up to one course from another department can count toward the major. This is done in consultation with the chair of Philosophy.