• This page outlines requirements for the degree in Philosophy (BA, Philosophy). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).


    Requirements for the Philosophy Major (BA, Philosophy)

    The major in Philosophy requires the completion of a minimum of 13 courses, distributed as follows.

    Two Core Courses
    LPHI 2010 Philosophy 1: Ancient
    LPHI 2020 Philosophy 2: Modern

    Ten Additional Philosophy Courses
    At least three of these must be numbered at the 3000 level or higher; no more than 4 may be cross-listed courses or other courses taken outside of the concentration with the approval of the chair.

    One Senior Capstone, which could be a
    Graduate lecture or seminar
    Individual Independent Project
    Collaborative Independent Project

    Total credits: 52

    Requirements Worksheet

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Students are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for this subject to track their progress. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements.

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor and read more about the self-designed option at Lang.