In addition to the courses required by the College, PHI 1000 - Knowledge, Reality, Self, and one upper-division Philosophy elective, Philosophy majors must complete nine more courses, three in the History of Philosophy sequence, and six that define a specific Path of Study.
History of Philosophy
Philosophy majors must complete three courses in the History of Philosophy:
- PHI 3020 - History of Ancient Philosophy
- PHI 3030 - History of Medieval Philosophy
- PHI 3040 - History of Early Modern 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.
Paths of Study
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.