Majoring in Philosophy

Total program: 44-45 semester hours

Core Requirements: 20-21 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PHIL 305 Values and Critical Thinking 4
PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHIL 330 Ethics 4
PHIL 399 Independent Study on a selected major philosopher 4
PHIL 490 Research Strategies 0-1
PHIL 499 Senior Project 4

Ancient or Medieval Philosophy: 4 semester hours

One course with Ancient or Medieval designation.

Code Course Title Units
PHIL 321 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 4
PHIL 350 Topics in Philosophy with AM designation 4
PHIL 371 Classical Political Philosophies 4

Modern or Contemporary Philosophy: 4 semester hours

One course with Modern or Contemporary designation.

Code Course Title Units
PHIL 322 History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy 4
PHIL 350 Topics in Philosophy with MC designation 4
PHIL 373 Modern Political Theory 4
PHIL 375 Contemporary Political Theory 4

Philosophy & Society: 4 semester hours

One course with Philosophy & Society designation.

Code Course Title Units
PHIL 317 Power and Oppression 4
PHIL 350 Topics in Religion with PS designation 4
PHIL 351 Philosophy of Religion 4
PHIL 370 Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Love and Sex 4

Non-Western Religion: 4 semester hours

One course with Non-Western designation.

Code Course Title Units
REL 305 World Religions: East 4
REL 390 Topics in Religion with NW designation 4

Electives: 8 semester hours

Two upper-division courses with either the REL or PHIL designation. (Interdisciplinary courses that include Religion or Philosophy as a discipline can be applied here.)