The philosophy major requires courses in the traditional core fields of philosophy, such as the history of philosophy, logic and critical thinking, epistemology, and  value theory.  Students must complete at least 46 credit hours in philosophy with the following provisions:

  • A GPA of no less than 2.5 in their philosophy courses taken at Oregon State University;
  • A grade of C- or above in any philosophy course counted toward the major;
  • All philosophy courses counted toward the major must be graded.
  • At least 32 credits must be upper division.
  • At least 12 credits must be 400 level.

The philosophy minor requires a course in the history of philosophy and a course in logic, as well as elective courses.    Students must complete 27 credit hours in philosophy with the following provisions:

  • 12 credits must be from upper division philosophy courses (300 or 400 level);
  • At least 3 of the 12 upper division credits must come from 400 level course work;
  • Students must receive a grade of C- or above in any philosophy course counting toward the minor;
  • With the exception of one elective course, courses graded S/U will not count toward fulfilling the minor requirements

To help you visualize what your philosophy studies might look like, we have created subject based Pathways that give sample groupings of courses that can be used to fulfill requirements for both the major and minor.  

 

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