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Philosophy Program

Philosophy Degree Plans

The Philosophy Program offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy. The requirements for these degrees are listed below.

Requirements for a Major in Philosophy:

  • 36 total hours of Philosophy, 24 of which must be upper division (i.e., 3000 level or above)
  • Select three (3) semester hours from:
    PHIL 1321 Introduction to Formal Logic;
    PHIL 3320 Symbolic Logic.
  • Select three (3) semester hours from:
    PHIL 2330 Introduction to Ethics;
    PHIL 2350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy;
    PHIL 2390 Professional Ethics;
    PHIL 2391 Biomedical Ethics;
    PHIL 2392 Business Ethics;
    PHIL 2393 Engineering Ethics;
    PHIL 2395 Environmental Ethics;
    PHIL 3330 Aesthetics;
    PHIL 4350 Moral Theory;
    PHIL 4351 Topics in Applied Ethics;
    PHIL 4355 Social and Political Philosophy.
  • Select three (3) semester hours from:
    PHIL 4310 Epistemology;
    PHIL 4330 Metaphysics.
  • PHIL 3359 History of Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 3361 History of Philosophy: Modern
  • PHIL 3305 Philosophical Methods
  • Designated Electives: 18 hours in Philosophy
    See our complete Course Listings for over 40 choices.


Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy:

  • 18 total hours of Philosophy, 9 of which must be upper division (i.e., 3000 level or above)
  • Select three (3) semester hours from:
    PHIL 1310 Introduction to Philosophy;
    PHIL 2330 Introduction to Ethics.
  • Select three (3) semester hours from:
    PHIL 1305 Critical Thinking;
    PHIL 1321 Introduction to Formal Logic.
  • Designated Electives: 12 hours in Philosophy (9 of which must be 3000 level or above)
    See our complete Course Listings for over 40 choices.
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