Philosophy Major

Bachelor of Arts

In addition to the College of Arts & Sciences General Education Requirements, candidates for a B.A. in Philosophy must meet the following requirements:

  • 50 Philosophy credits, to include:
    1. PHIL 115 - Practical Reasoning OR
      PHIL 120 - Introduction to Logic
    2. PHIL 320 - History of Ancient Philosophy OR
      PHIL 330 - History of Ancient Political Philosophy OR
      PHIL 335 - Plato's Republic OR
      PHIL 340 - History of Ancient Ethics
    3. PHIL 322 - History of Modern Philosophy OR
      PHIL 332 - History of Modern Political Philosophy OR
      PHIL 342 - History of Modern Ethics
      An upper-division course in the same areas may be substituted for the first three requirements.
      The department must approve any substitutions.
    4. Four courses at the 400-level, excluding transfer credits and reading courses (PHIL 484), which normally cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • At least 25 of these credits must be from the University of Washington.
  • Minimum Philosophy GPA of 2.00

Declaring The Major

Students who have completed 10 credits of Philosophy and have a 2.00 cumulative GPA may declare the major at anytime. Simply make an appointment with the department’s adviser. You can sign up for appointments in person in the department’s main office in Savery 361, or by telephone at (206) 543–5855.