About the Program
The major in Philosophy provides a general background in the historical, logical, analytical, and normative perspectives from which fundamental questions concerning mankind and its predicament in the cosmos can be considered. There is a strong emphasis in the major upon developing skills and attitudes attendant to critical thinking.These include conceptual analysis, logical argumentation, precise articulation of ideas and a humane receptivity to the ideas of others. Attention is given to tailoring a program to the pre-professional needs of each student.
The full degree program requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours, including General Education 2000, the Writing Requirement, the Mathematics Competency Requirement, electives, and the major requirements.