Course Requirements

Philosophy Major

The philosophy major requires 9 courses (36 credit hours) distributed as follows:

Course Number Course Title Credits
PHL 201 Logic 4.0
At least two of the following three 200-level courses
PHL 215 Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle 4.0
PHL 225 Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant 4.0
PHL 203 Contemporary Philosophy 4.0
24 additional credit hours of philosophy electives (i.e. six additional 4-credit courses). At least 16 credit hours (i.e. four 4-credit courses) of these philosophy electives must be at the 300-level or 400-level.


See a sample philosophy four-year degree plan.

Philosophy Minor 

The philosophy minor requires 5 courses (20 credit hours) distributed as follows:

Course Number Course Title Credits
PHL 200 Introduction to Philosophy 4.0
PHL 201 Logic 4.0
12 additional credit hours of philosophy electives (i.e. three additional 4-credit courses). At least 4 credit hours (i.e. one 4-credit course) of these philosophy electives must be at the 300-level or above.


Learn more about the minor in philosophy.