The program of study in philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several general requirements, including a foreign language through FL 2002 and a three-hour senior seminar. The program allows selection of one of three concentrations: Western Philosophy, Non-western Philosophy, and Ethics/Social and Political Philosophy. Philosophy majors are expected to demonstrate:
General knowledge of philosophical traditions and their social and historical contexts;
Knowledge of varied philosophical questions, problems, and issues; relevant social and historical contexts; and various methodological approaches to them;
Ability to conduct philosophical research;
Ability to read and think critically; and
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.