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Requirements

All options within the philosophy major require a total of 30 credits as follows:

I. Core Requirements (9 credits):

Any three PHIL courses at the 200 level

II. Options (21 credits)

A. General Philosophy Option (21 credits):

  1. PHIL 012
  2. Any two PHIL courses at the 00 or 100 level
  3. Any one PHIL course at the 200 level
  4. Any three PHIL courses at the 400 level

B. Justice, Law, and Values Option (21 credits):

  1. PHIL 010 or 012
  2. PHIL 105
  3. Any one additional PHIL course at the 00 or 100 level
  4. One course from: PHIL 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, 418, 420, 425, 432, 433, 438
  5. Any one additional PHIL course at the 400 level
  6. Two courses from: AAAS 409, AAAS 465, CAS 321, COMM 403, HIST 449, HIST 450, L ST 370, PL SC 403, PL SC 412, PL SC 415, PL SC 431, PL SC 432, PL SC 451, PL SC 470, PL SC 471, PL SC 472, PL SC 473, PL SC 474, PL SC 475, WMNST 423, WMNST 453

C. Humanities and Arts Option (21 credits):

  1. PHIL 010 or 012
  2. Any two PHIL courses at the 00 or 100 level
  3. One course from: PHIL 401, 402, 409, 413, 422, 424, 429, 435
  4. Any two PHIL courses at the 400 level
  5. One three-credit course at the 400 level in a related arts or humanities discipline (in consultation with advisor)

D. Philosophy of Science and Mathematics Option (21 credits):

  1. PHIL 012
  2. Any two PHIL courses at the 00 or 100 level
  3. One course from: PHIL 407, 410, 412, 425, 426, 427
  4. Any two PHIL courses at the 400 level
  5. One three-credit course at the 400 level in a related mathematics or science discipline (in consultation with advisor)

E. Social Sciences Option(21 credits):

  1. PHIL 012
  2. Any two PHIL courses at the 00 or 100 level
  3. One course from: PHIL 401, 408, 415, 416, 425, 438
  4. Any two PHIL courses at the 400 level
  5. One three-credit course at the 400 level in a related social science discipline (in consultation with advisor)

F. Professional Studies Option (21 credits):

  1. PHIL 010 or 012
  2. Any two PHIL courses at the 00 or 100 level
  3. One course from: PHIL 405, 406, 418, 423, 431, 432, 433, 435
  4. Three three-credit courses at the 400 level in a professional area outside of philosophy (in consultation with advisor)