Interested in Majoring in Philosophy?

Here’s how to do it!

Step 1: Declare Philosophy as your major here. It takes very little time–and you’ll officially be a Philosophy Major.

Step 2: Take three introductory philosophy courses:

      • P110, Intro. to Philosophy
      • P120, Ethics
      • P162, Logic (may be replaced w/P265, Symbolic Logic)

Add seven more philosophy courses; at least five of them should be at or above the 300 level.

That’s It: Celebrate!

Each of your philosophy courses must be at least three (3) credits, and you are required to earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each one. We recommend that you take the 100-level courses first, but that isn’t a requirement.

A note for dual degree students: thanks to the new dual degree advantage program, completing a second degree in philosophy is as simple as completing the coursework above—there are no additional baccalaureate requirements!

If you have any questions about the Philosophy Major, or want to discuss what courses you should take, please contact, Professor Samuel Kahn.

Click here for our philosophy courses, and here for the upcoming schedule.

For articles and data on what philosophy can do for you, see here.

Degree Map

To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.