The department offers a variety of undergraduate major and minor programs in Philosophy. For further information on our undergraduate programs, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Paul Crowe.
Are You Considering a Philosophy Major or Minor?
The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Paul Crowe, has compiled some considerations and resources that may be relevant to your decision about whether to major or minor in philosophy. Please read them here and feel free to discuss your decision with Dr Crowe or any member of the Philosophy Faculty.
The Philosophy Major
The Philosophy Department offers a 36-credit B.A. degree program. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation for various professions in business, government, and professional schools (such as law), as well as an excellent background for the further study of philosophy.
Philosophy Major with Pre-Law Emphasis
The department makes special provisions for students who have chosen the Philosophy major as preparation for entry into law school. These students follow a path slightly different from that of traditional major with assistance from their advisor. Dr. Paul Crowe is the Director of the Law Scholars Program and the Pre-Law Society, pre-law professional programs in the College of Liberal Arts.
The Philosophy Minor
The Minor in Philosophy is an excellent way to extend the breadth of your education and the understanding of the world. To minor in philosophy, a minimum of 18 semester hours must be completed.
Philosophy Courses for Pre-Meds and Pre-Health Professionals
The Philosophy Department offers several courses which are particularly useful for pre-med and pre-health professionals: Ethics in Medicine, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Science. Read the brochure for Fall 2015 here: Philosophy for Pre-Med and Pre-Health
Fresh Philosophy is the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s Undergraduate Online Journal. It invites submissions from undergraduates and invites applications from prospective editors.