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Philosophy of Science and Mathematics Option

This option provides students with a concentration in philosophical issues in the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology. It is designed for all students primarily interested in the philosophical dimensions of the natural sciences, technology, and mathematics, including students with career or further educational goals in these fields.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
PHIL 12 Symbolic Logic Keystone/General Education Course 3
+ 9 credits of 200-level courses
ADDITIONAL COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
Select 6 credits in philosophy at the 00 or 100 level 6
Select one of the following: 3
Technology and Human Values
Philosophy of Science
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Mind
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
Select 6 additional credits in philosophy at the 400 level, in consultation with adviser 6
Select 3 credits at the 400 level in a mathematics or natural science discipline, in consultation with adviser 3

How to Declare

You can declare the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics Option through your Student Center in Lion PATH.  You can view a tutorial using this link: https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/UpdateAcademics/.  Please make sure you meet with an adviser to ensure appropriate course selection.