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Philosophy and Science Major

The Philosophy and Science major requires 16 courses: 8 in philosophy and 8 in science, mathematics, or history of science departments. The Philosophy and Science major has a distribution requirement and a level requirement.

The distribution requirement is satisfied by a student successfully completing the following six courses:

  • Phil 4 - History of Modern Philosophy
  • Phil 5 - Logic
  • one course in ethics or social political philosophy
  • three courses in contemporary theoretical philosophy such as: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and logic (two of which must be in the philosophy of science or philosophy of mathematics)

The level requirement is satisfied by a student taking at least three courses 200 or above, including one 300-level course (other than PHIL 310).

The eight courses outside of philosophy may be in either the social sciences, the natural sciences, mathematics, or history and sociology of science. At least four of these courses should be in a single department. These courses can be neither introductory nor lab courses. The selection of these courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Chairperson in Philosophy.