Philosophy 101, 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, and 211 have no prerequisites. Any l00-level course is prerequisite for a 200- or 300-level course, though the instructor may grant permission to enroll on an individual basis to equivalently prepared students.

A philosophy major consists of nine courses in philosophy. No more than two 100-level courses may be counted toward the major. Students must take at least two courses chosen from Philosophy 205, 206, 207, and 208; Philosophy 211; one or more advanced 300-level courses; and Philosophy 400 Senior Seminar. Senior thesis is recommended for all majors and is taken as an individualized study in either the fall or spring term. Students work closely with faculty on a subject of their choice.

A philosophy minor consists of six philosophy courses in the department, no more than two of which may be 100-level courses.