Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Major Requirements

10 (3 or 4 credit) courses in philosophy to include:

Six courses at 250 or above; four courses at 300 or above.

One logic course:

  • 236 Logic

Two of Three History of Philosophy courses*:

  • PHIL 201Classics of Philosophy
  • PHIL 381 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 383 Modern Philosophy

*This requirement also can be satisfied by taking courses on particular philosophers within these periods (e.g. a course on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, or Kant).

One course in values:

  • 271 Values and Society
  • 336 Ethics

Two courses in recent Philosophy covering two of the following:

  • 19th or 20th Century Philosophy
  • Contemporary Approaches to Philosophical Issues
  • A Major Philosopher of the Recent Past

Three elective courses in Philosophy

Senior Seminar

  • 490 Senior Capstone Seminar

Upon successful completion of the Senior Capstone Seminar with a grade of A- or better, a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.3 overall GPA, the student will be awarded departmental distinction.


Philosophy Minor Requirements

A minimum of 6 (3-4 credit) courses in Philosophy to include:

4 courses at 200 or above.

One History of Philosophy course*:

  • 201 Classics of Philosophy
  • 381 Ancient Philosophy
  • 383 Modern Philosophy

*This requirement also can be satisfied by taking courses on particular philosophers within these periods (e.g. a course on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, or Kant).

One course in values:

  • 271 Values and Society
  • 336 Ethics

Four additional courses in Philosophy.


Three-Year Degree Option

For students majoring in philosophy, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years.

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

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