Starting a major

Most students do not begin the major until the first semester of sophomore year, though a few begin in interim or second semester of their first year.

Are there courses students MUST, SHOULD, or CAN take their First Year?

Can: We encourage first year students to take Philosophy 118 (Making of the Modern Mind) or 119 (Moral Psychology) or Phil 117 (Confucius, Buddha, Socrates).

Credit for previous coursework

If you have completed a Philosophy course at another college or university, please contact the department chair.

Informational Events

  • Departmental Information Session (Week One)
  • ‘Pizza Thursday’ discussions held most Thursdays at community time during the semesters 1 and 2.
  • Phil Forum, student led discussions held weekly  during the evening in semesters I and 2.