The Philosophy BA Program: Academic Requirements
In addition to completing general degree requirements, all philosophy majors must complete a minimum of nine courses in philosophy, plus an 8-credit senior project:
- PHI 1515/History of Philosophy I: 4 credits
- PHI 2110/History of Philosophy II: 4 credits
- PHI —/One elective in the history of philosophy: 4 credits
- PHI —/One seminar on a major figure (typically Plato, Kant,
Hegel, or Heidegger/Arendt) or issue: 4 credits
- At least two additional philosophy courses*
- PHI 3899/Junior Seminar: 4 credits
- PHI 4860/Senior Colloquium: 1 credit
- PHI 4890/Senior Seminar: 2 credits
- SPJ 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
- SPJ 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits
- *Strongly recommended courses include:
- PHI 2120/Methods of Reasoning: 4 credits
- PHI —/One additional elective on a major figure or issue: 4 credits
- PHI —/One year of college-level foreign language courses: 6–8 credits
Additional notes for philosophy majors:
- No more than two courses at the 1000 level may be counted towards the major.
- The sequence and selection of courses is to be made in consultation with a philosophy faculty member chosen by the student to serve as a major advisor.
- The topic of the senior project is to be developed in conjunction with the junior seminar and in consultation with the advisor, who will normally be the project supervisor.
- At the time of graduation, a student must have a minimum 2.0 (C) GPA for courses, excluding the senior project, within the philosophy program.
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