Major in Philosophy

Graphic of a sign post.Welcome to the New Philosophy Major!

Our new major requires students to take 36 credit hours in philosophy, which usually means taking 12 courses. With this major, you get to choose your own journey through our diverse curriculum. 

We offer five model journeys to help get you thinking about the kind of journey you want to take:

Ethics and Values

Philosophical Traditions

Mind and Consciousness

Science, Technology, and Knowledge

Social Justice, Politics, and Diversity

We encourage all students interested in Philosophy to begin by taking one of the following:

PHIL 1012-- Truth, Reality, and the Good Life: Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1020-- Right, Wrong, and Seeing the Difference: Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 2441-- Logic, Language, and Scientific Reasoning