If you are interested in pursuing philosophy in graduate school, it is a good idea to take more than the minimum number of courses required for the major. We recommend at least the following:
- PHIL-P 250 Symbolic Logic (try to complete this as early as possible)
- PHIL-P 300 Philosophical Writing and Methods
- At least three courses in the History of Philosophy (e.g., PHIL-P 201, PHIL-P 211, PHIL-P 301 or P304)
- At least two courses in Epistemology and Metaphysics (e.g., PHIL-P 310, PHIL-P 312, PHIL-P 320, PHIL-P 366)
- At least two courses in Value Theory, particularly in Ethics and social-political philosophy (e.g., PHIL-P340, PHIL-P342, PHIL-P 343, PHIL-P 345)
We strongly encourage you to write an honors thesis, too. Applications to graduate school in philosophy typically require a writing sample of 15-20 pages. Completing the requirements for an honors degree gives you insight into the rigors of graduate school.