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Overview

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites and provokes students to examine themselves and the world in comprehensive ways.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Look at fundamental aspects of human reasoning and discourse
  • Develop advanced critical skills in the areas of reading, writing, and analysis.
  • Investigate historical and contemporary philosophical topics such as ethics, philosophy of mind, and environmental philosophy.
  • Prepare for a wide range of career/graduate school opportunities.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Philosophy Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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35 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-214Introduction to Logic3 credits
PHI-250Ancient Philosophy3 credits
PHI-255Modern Philosophy3 credits
PHI-498Philosophy Seminar1 credits
PHI-490Philosophy Capstone1 credits
PHI Upper Division-Upper Division (300- or 400-level) Philosophy Courses9 credits

PHI-498: Required to be taken yearly (1-4 credits)

Complete 9 elective credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI ELEC-Any PHI course

Up to six credits from the following may count toward the Philosophy Elective requirement:

POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy

POE-255 Introduction to Political Philosophy through Plato

POE-350 Topics in Political Philosophy

SPE-310 Philosophy of Communication

Creative Activity Course 3 credits

Take 3 credits from the approved Creative Activities courses.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Philosophy Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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15 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-150Critical Reasoning3 credits
or
PHI-214Introduction to Logic3 credits
 
PHI-Any PHI course3 credits
PHI-PHI Upper Division- Any (300 or 400 level) Philosophy Course -3 credits3 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-Any PHI course3 credits
POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy3 credits
POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato3 credits
POE-350Topics in Political Philosophy3 credits
SPE-310Topics in the Philosophy of Communication3 credits

Creative Activity

Take 3 credits from the approved Creative Activities courses.  

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