College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Nancy J. Matchett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair
Location: McKee 318
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
The major in philosophy is designed to provide both a solid undergraduate education in philosophy and a foundation for the further study of philosophy at the graduate level. It is an excellent major not only for students interested in philosophy itself but also for pre-professional students–especially, perhaps, for those who intend to study the law. Students may want to consider a double major because of the ways the study of philosophy can enhance one's ability to investigate fundamental issues in other fields.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- No more than 6 credits of PHIL 497 may be counted toward the major. (Not applicable to the Ethics and Public Policy Emphasis.)
- Any course with a PHIL prefix may be counted as an elective.
In general, a required course may not be counted as an elective; however, if PHIL 495 is taken more than once, one section may be counted towards the fulfillment of the basic requirement, and the others may be counted as electives.
In addition, the Philosophy program recommends that majors take at least two years of a foreign language—preferably French or German.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. LAC — 40 credits
2. Required Major — 30 credits
Take all of the following courses:
Take 12 credits.
3. University-Wide Credits — 50 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 50 credits.