Philosophy Majors and Minors

To declare a philosophy major or minor, please visit the Philosophy Department Coordinator in JRC 241 or email the department at philosophy@stthomas.edu for assistance.

For additional course information please consult the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Catalog (http://www.stthomas.edu/catalog/).

Major in Philosophy

  • PHIL 115 Philosophy of the Human Person (4 credits)
  • PHIL 214 Introductory Ethics (4 credits) or PHIL 215 Introductory Ethics: East and West (4 credits)
  • PHIL 220 Logic (4 credits)

Plus eight credits in the history of philosophy

Four credits in classical Western philosophy

  • PHIL 200 Ancient Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 202 Medieval Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 340 Thought of Thomas Aquinas (4 credits)
  • or another course approved by the department

Four credits in an elective in the history of philosophy

  • PHIL 200 Ancient Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 202 Medieval Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 210 Chinese Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 304 Modern Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 306 Contemporary Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 308 Indian Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 340 Thought of Thomas Aquinas (4 credits)
  • PHIL 353 Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Nietzsche (4 credits)
  • or another course approved by the department

Plus:

  • Sixteen credits at the 300-level or above, including four credits at the 400-level (all 400-level courses require public presentation of a paper)

Plus:

  • Additional coursework in Philosophy to bring the total number of credits in philosophy either to forty-four (for single majors) or thirty-six (for double or triple majors).

Philosophy majors who are single majors must complete twenty-eight of their credits in philosophy at UST’s St. Paul campus; philosophy majors who are double majors must complete twenty-four of their credits in philosophy at UST’s St. Paul campus.

Minor in Philosophy

  • PHIL 115 Philosophy of the Human Person (4 credits)
  • PHIL 214 Introductory Ethics (4 credits) or PHIL 215 Introductory Ethics: East and West (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Twelve additional credits in philosophy. It is recommended that minors take PHIL 220 Logic (4 credits).  

Philosophy minors must complete twelve of their credits in philosophy at UST’s St. Paul campus.