Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Major or Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Major

A major in Philosophy consists of the following:

  1. PHIL 215, 219, 228, 273, 281;
  2. One 400-level seminar: 401, 402, or 403;
  3. Four additional courses in Philosophy, three of which must be numbered from 300 through 390 or above 400.

Notes:

  1. Introductory courses, numbered between 100 and 110, do not count toward the major.
  2. All 200-level requirements should be completed by the end of the junior year.
  3. Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy core curriculum and the Philosophy Department's requirements.
  4. Courses taken more than six years ago will be accepted or rejected for the major by the Philosophy Department on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in Philosophy consists of 5 courses.

  1. Any three of PHIL 215, 219, 228, 273, 281;
  2. Two additional courses in Philosophy, at least one of which must be numbered from 300 through 390 or above 400.

Notes:

  1. Introductory courses, numbered between 100 and 110, do not count toward the minor.
  2. Courses taken more than six years ago will be accepted or rejected for the minor by the Philosophy Department on a case-by-case basis.