Requirements

Requirements for the Major:

Eleven courses in philosophy, of which seven should be numbered 200 or above; of these seven courses, three (excluding PHL-408/418, PHL-498/499, and Independent Study) should be numbered 400 or above. The eleven courses should include: two courses in the history of philosophy (i.e., two of the following: PHL-150, PHL-155, PHL-160, PHL-166, PHL-167, PHL-170, PHL-245, PHL-338, PHL-341, PHL-450); one course in logic (PHL-125, PHL-231, PHL-235, PHL-447, or PHL-480); and PHL-408/418.

Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major:

Seven courses in philosophy, of which four should be numbered 200 or above; of these four courses, two (excluding PHL-408/418, PHL-498/499, and Independent Study) should be numbered 400 or above. The seven courses should include: two courses in the history of philosophy (i.e., two of the following: PHL-150, PHL-155, PHL-160, PHL-166, PHL-167, PHL-170, PHL-245, PHL-338, PHL-341, PHL-450); one course in logic (PHL-125, PHL-231, PHL-235, PHL-447, or PHL-480); and PHL-408/418.

Requirements for Honors:

To be eligible for departmental honors, the candidate must (1) complete all requirements for a major in Philosophy, or for an ID major in Philosophy and another discipline; (2) have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in philosophy; (3) have received at least three “A” or “A-” grades in philosophy courses, excluding the Honors Thesis (PHL-498/499 ); (4) receive a grade of “A” or “A-” on their thesis; (5) publicly defend the thesis; and (6) be voted honors by a committee of three faculty members appointed by the department or, in the case of an ID major, by the Departments. In addition, the candidate must satisfy all College-wide requirements for honors or ID honors.

In satisfying departmental honors requirements, neither Philosophy 498 or 499 counts towards the total number of
advanced courses (≥ 400 level) you need to take to fulfill your philosophy major, but both courses do count towards the
number of intermediate level courses (≥ 200 level) that you need to take.

Requirements for the Minor:

Five courses in philosophy, of which two should be numbered 200 or above. The five courses should include: one course in the history of philosophy (i.e., one of the following: PHL-150, PHL-155, PHL-160, PHL-166, PHL-167, PHL-170, PHL-245, PHL-338, PHL-341, PHL-450); and one course in logic (PHL-125, PHL-231, PHL-235, PHL-447, or PHL-480).