The University of St. Thomas

Major in Philosophy

Philosophy Major Requirements

12 Credits in 3 Courses

PHIL 115 Philosophy of the Human Person (4 cr.)
PHIL 214 Introductory Ethics (4 cr.)
PHIL 220 Logic (4 cr.)

8 Credits in the History of Philosophy

4 Credits in Classical Western Philosophy
- PHIL 200 Ancient (4 cr.)
- PHIL 202 Medieval (4 cr.)
- PHIL 340 Thought of Thomas Aquinas (4 cr.)
- Or another course approved by the Department

+ 4 Credits in an Elective in the History of Philosophy
- PHIL 200 Ancient (4 cr.)
- PHIL 202 Medieval (4 cr.)
- PHIL 210 Chinese Philosophy (4 cr.)
- PHIL 304 Modern Philosophy (4 cr.)
- PHIL 306 Contemporary Philosophy (4 cr.)
PHIL 308 Indian Philosophy (4 cr.)
- PHIL 340 Thought of Thomas Aquinas (4 cr.)
- PHIL 353 Machiavelli, Hobbes and Nietzsche (4 cr.)

16 Credits at 300-level or above

Including 4 credits at the 400-level

All 400-level courses require public presentation of a paper

Additional Philosophy Credits

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).

Total Required Credits

Single Majors = 44 credits

Double/Triple Majors = 36 credits