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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy: In order to earn the bachelor of arts degree
with a major in Philosophy, students must complete a minimum of 180
credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in
Philosophy with Departmental Honors: The philosophy departmental honors major offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.
Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year. Upon acceptance, a Change of Major, Degree or Specialization form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Click here for degree
Minor in Philosophy: In order to earn a minor
in philosophy, students must complete 30 credits in philosophy. Students who have completed the Honors Program need an additional 10 elective philosophy credits to complete the minor.Click here for degree requirements.
The Philosophy Minor Program is designed to reinforce a
student's major area of study, to complement the acquisition of
professional skills, and to broaden intellectual horizons. Many
students develop an appreciation for philosophical thinking in
their Core courses and wish to bring the depth and rigor of
philosophical questioning to their other areas of academic
interest. The Minor Program allows this dimension of their work to
be represented in their undergraduate degree.
A minor in philosophy can reinforce a major academic field of
study by bringing fundamental questions and broad perspectives to
bear upon that field. Philosophy students develop the ability to
critique the problems and presuppositions that are at the heart of
other areas of study. Philosophy provides ways of raising questions
of ethics and values that bring an insightfulness to both
scholarship and professional development. Students who are seeking
careers that require creative and critical thinking, persuasive and
precise writing, and the ability to penetrate and formulate complex
arguments find all of these skills at work in the study of
Concentrations in the Minor
The department can assist students to design a special track in
the philosophy minor that complements the student's major field.
The following are examples of such tracks; they should be seen as
suggestions rather than requirements.
The Philosophy Department's Administrative Assistant, Kate
Reynolds, can provide the forms for declaring a minor in
philosophy, and can arrange to meet with the department chairperson
and other advisors.