Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all philosophy courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The Senior Research Seminar is taken in the fall semester of the student's senior year.
** The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Philosophy majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Philosophy Double Majors Program
The Department offers special advisement to students wishing to pursue the study of philosophy as a second or double major in conjunction with their primary field of study.
Requirements for a Minor in General Philosophy
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in general philosophy. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all philosophy courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.