Additional Information on the Department of Philosophy
All students majoring in philosophy and not writing an honors thesis must complete a total of nine courses (27 credits) in philosophy. All students majoring in philosophy and writing an honors thesis must complete ten courses (31 credits). In this case, honors thesis work in H499 and H500 counts for two courses and seven credits. (One of these seven credits is a writing requirement credit.) In addition to the standard major, the department offers two more specialized tracks within the major: Law, Morality, and Society; and Language, Mind, and Knowledge.
For the standard major in philosophy the specific course requirements are:
with 121 or higher strongly recommended
At least two of the remaining courses must be at the 600 level. No more than three of the required nine courses can be at the 100 level.
One course outside these areas at the 300 level or above. At least two courses must be at the 600 level.
One course outside of these areas at the 3000 level or above. At least two of these courses must be at the 6000 level.