The Philosophy Major and Minor

A major in philosophy consists of a minimum of ten courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0. Elective courses may be chosen to fit individual needs. Required coures for the major are either Philosophy 210 or 215, either 271 or 272, twelve credits at the 300 level (including one course from 330-332 and two courses from 340-345), and six credits at the 500 level. A minor in philosophy consists of a minimum of five courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher with an overall GPA of 2.0. At least three of the courses must be at the 200 level or above, and at least one of these three courses must be at the 300 level or above. The major and the minor should be planned with the advice of the department.

Pre-Law Major and Minor Tracks

The Department offers major and minor tracks for students wishing to enhance their Pre-Law studies with relevant Philosophy coursework.

A Pre-Law Major Track in Philosophy consists of a minimum of ten courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0. Required courses for the track are either 210 (Formal Logic) or 215 (Logic and Law), either 271 or 272 (1 course in history of philosophy), either 330 (Ethics) or 331 (Social and Political Philosophy), either 332 (Philosophy of Law) or 333 (Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law), two of either 340 (Epistemology), 341 (Philosophy of Language) or 343 (Philosophy of Science), 2 500-level courses, and any 2 additional PHI courses.

A Pre-Law Minor Track in Philosophy consists of a minimum of five courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0. Required courses for the track are either 210 or 215, either 330 or 331, either 332 or 333, one of either 340, 341 or 343, and any other PHI course.

Pre-Med Major and Minor Tracks

The Department also offers major and minor tracks for students wishing to supplement their Pre-Med work with relevant Philosophy coursework. A Pre-Med Major Track in Philosophy consists of a minimum of ten courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0. Required courses for the track are 210 (logic), either 271 or 272 (1 course in history of philosophy), 330 (ethics), 334 (biomedical ethics), 343 (philosophy of science), either 340 (epistemology) or 344 (philosophy of mind), and 546 (Knowledge and Evidence in Medicine). Elective courses consist of one 500-level philosophy course and 2 other philosophy courses not listed above. A Pre-Med Minor Track in Philosophy consists of a minimum of five courses, each passed with a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0. Required courses for the track are 210, 334, 343, either 340 or 344, and 546.