Philosophy Major and Minor
Philosophy majors must obtain a minimum of 36 credits in philosophy. Majors must take the core courses in philosophy (VTPH 103, PHIL 203, and VTPH 300), PHIL 201, 318, 321, one offering of PHIL 400 or PHIL 410, and PHIL 498.
Majors must also take at least four additional electives in philosophy; these are to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor and are subject to the approval of the chair of the department. Philosophy majors must obtain a minimum of 18 credits in any area of concentration other than philosophy.
Philosophy minors must obtain a minimum of 18 credits in philosophy. These credits may include credits received for core courses. Additional electives should be selected in consultation with advisors and are subject to the approval of the chair of the department.
Many of the department’s elective courses are cross-listed with other exciting programs, allowing students to add further minors in Environmental Studies, Gender Studies , Latin American Studies, Legal Studies and Non-Western Studies.
Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.