The Mission of the Philosophy Department is to provide students with knowledge and appreciation for the major philosophies and philosophical questions within their cultural and historical contexts. The Philosophy program focuses primarily on the Western tradition, both historically and in terms of thematic issues.
The goals of the Philosophy Program are the following:
The major in Philosophy may serve as the focus of a broad range of liberal arts courses or as the core of a concentrated study of philosophy, perhaps as preparation for graduate study in Philosophy, inter-disciplinary programs in Humanities, or Law.
Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.
Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 42 credit hours in Philosophy to fulfill the major requirements.