Major Requirements

The following courses are required for students pursuing a Philosophy Degree. "All men desire to know" - Aristotle

Lower Division

  • Philosophy 10 or 11 is required of all students.

Upper Division

The major in philosophy requires eight upper-division courses. The 130-131 and 135-136 sequences are required of all majors. In addition, all majors elect at least one course from Philosophical Topics: 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 133, 134, and from Authors/Schools: 160, 170, 172, 174, 176, 178, and elect one further course from either category or undertake an approved 197 Special Study or 199 Honors course. In the senior year, candidates for the degree undertake an approved 196/198 Senior Thesis.

Majors planning graduate study are advised to take French or German (for study in modern philosophy), Latin (for study in medieval philosophy), or Greek and Latin (for study in classical philosophy).