Bachelor Degree Programs for Philosophy Majors
Two programs are available for a major in philosophy: Concentration and Pre-Law. The student may elect enrollment in either the School of Arts and Sciences (12-course requirement) or the School of Philosophy (14-course requirement). With enrollment in the School of Arts and Sciences, the student may plan a course of study to combine either of these programs with a major in another discipline.
Prerequisites for ALL Major Courses
- PHIL 201 - The Classical Mind
- PHIL 202 - The Modern Mind
Required for all majors (12 courses):
- 309 - Ethics
- 331 - Philosophy of Knowledge
- 351 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic
- 353 - History of Ancient Philosophy
- 354 - History of Medieval Philosophy
- 355 - Metaphysics I
- 356 - Metaphysics II
- 453 - History of Modern Philosophy
- 454 - Contemporary Philosophy
- Beginning Fall 2014: 455 - Junior Seminar
- 457 - Coordinating Seminar (Senior Seminar)
- 458 - Coordinating Seminar (Senior Seminar)
Elective (one of the following):
- 310 - Philosophy of Art
- 311 - Contemporary Moral Issues
- 313 - Philosophy of Human Nature*
- 315 - Philosophy of Language
- 317 - Philosophy of Religion
- 329 - Philosophy of Science*
- 332 - Political Philosophy
Additional Requirements for students enrolled in the School of Philosophy (2 courses):
313 - Philosophy of Human Nature
- 329 - Philosophy of Science
*Not an elective for majors in the School of Philosophy.
Comprehensive examinations are administered during the second semester of the senior year.
Descriptions of all courses are in Cardinal Station.