Philosophy is the creative and critical reflection on enduring questions concerning the nature of the world and our place in it. For example, philosophy asks metaphysical questions about what exists, epistemic questions about what we can claim to know, and ethical questions about the nature of the good life and right action. In addition, philosophy involves the study and practice of good reasoning and clear thinking, skills that are essential to any discipline or profession.
Complete 9 additional upper-division credits from the department's course offerings.
Occasionally, other departments offer courses that are notably relevant for a student's academic focus. Students wishing to count such a course toward their philosophy degree must first consult with the Philosophy Department chair.
A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.
Honors in Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy recognizes exceptional undergraduate students by awarding them departmental honors in philosophy. Students majoring in any one of the Bachelor of Arts tracks in Philosophy are eligible to graduate with departmental honors upon satisfaction of all of the following requirements:
Meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.