The philosophy major stresses a firm grounding in both the history and the disciplines of philosophy. It is strongly recommended that students majoring in Philosophy minor in another discipline and to explore other areas of study offered by the university. Forty-two credit hours of philosophy course-work are required for the major in philosophy. A total of 120 credit hours are required for the bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Declared majors must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours of philosophy every semester. Exception to the 6 credit per semester minimum requires written permission from the department.
To major in Philosophy, students must have taken PHIL 2100 course with not less than a “B” grade. In addition, they must take a philosophy major aptitude exam.