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Courses for a Degree in Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of important questions about reality, existence, and our universe.

For this major you’ll take lots of philosophy classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in philosophy.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in philosophy:

Philosophy Courses:

  • History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Formal Philosophical Methods
  • Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
  • Freedom, Community and Morality
  • Classical Greek Philosophy
  • Morality and Its Critics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Human Nature
  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Asian Philosophies
  • The Future of Humanity
  • Philosophy and Video Games

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology