Degree Requirements

  • 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). 

    Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Track your progress using the Program Requirements Worksheet (PDF).

    The major in Philosophy requires completion of 13 courses, distributed as shown below. To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.

    Requirements for the Philosophy Major (BA, Philosophy)

    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 four may be cross-listed courses or other courses taken outside of the concentration with the approval of the chair.

    One Senior Capstone, which can be a graduate lecture or seminar, individual independent project, or collaborative independent project.

    Total credits: 52