The philosophy major stresses a firm grounding in both the history and the disciplines of philosophy. Thirty-six 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. Because of the ways in which the study of philosophy complements other disciplines, it is always good for a student to double-major in another discipline. Whatever a student’s interest in philosophy, courses that deepen that interest from other disciplines will significantly enhance philosophical insight. To major in Philosophy students must have taken at least one PHIL course with not less than a C grade and be registering for the required program of the major.