Having philosophy as a major or double major sends a strong message to potential employers or professional schools (such as law or med school) that the applicant has training in clear writing, critical thinking, and an ability to analyze difficult concepts. In addition to taking PHI 1000 - Knowledge, Reality, Self, Philosophy majors must complete ten more courses, three in the History of Philosophy sequence, a capstone experience, and six that define a specific Path of Study. The philosophy major is also open to students from VSB, Engineering, and Nursing. Please call the Philosophy Department (610 519 4690) for more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss majoring or minoring in philosophy.
Philosophy majors must complete three courses in the History of Philosophy:
With the approval of the Chair of the Department, upper-division electives and Topics courses in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Philosophy offered in Philosophy and Honors may substitute for the courses offered in this sequence.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of philosophical studies, the Department welcomes and encourages students who want to combine their philosophy major with a major in another department. In order to make this possible, philosophy double majors can (with the permission of the Chair of the Philosophy Department) count up to six cognate or related credits from the second major toward fulfilling the Philosophy Major requirements.
Faculty Office Hours
Greater Phila. Philosophy Consortium
Philosophy SharePoint Site (Faculty and Staff Only)
Philosophy Subject Guide via Falvey Library
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