Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Philosophy Major

Preparation for the Major

Lower-Division
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Logic
Logic
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Human Nature
Philosophy and Literature
Faith and Reason
Morality and Justice
Asian Philosophy
History of Philosophy6
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Classical Modern Philosophy
Total Units12

Major Requirements

The student must satisfy the core curriculum requirements as set forth in this course catalog and complete the following courses:

Students must take ONE ethics course in philosophy, either upper- or lower-division.
Upper-Division
PHIL 300Philosophical Methods (required)3
Upper-Division Electives
Students must take 21 units of upper-division electives, at least 15 units numbered 400 or higher21
Social Ethics
Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Business Ethics
Legal Ethics
Studies in Ethics
Death and Dying
Virtues and Vices
Mass Media Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Ethics of War and Peace
Ethics and Education
Engineering Ethics
Gender and Economic Justice
Environmental Justice
Ethical Theory
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Knowledge
Philosophy of God
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Natural Science
Philosophy of Race
Legal Reasoning
Philosophy of Law
Political Philosophy
Studies in Renaissance Philosophy
Studies in Ancient Philosophy
History of Medieval Philosophy
Studies in Modern European Philosophy
Contemporary Anglo-American Philosophy
Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Philosophy of Art
Philosophy of Social Sciences
Philosophy of Love
Contemporary Philosophical Problems
Independent Study
Total Units24

Note: At least 18 of these 24 upper-division units must be taken at USD.

Note: 100- and 200-numbered courses are equally lower-division, and 300- and 400-numbered courses are equally upper-division. Accordingly, students intent on majoring or minoring in philosophy may take 200-numbered courses during their first year; adequately prepared students may begin taking 400-numbered courses during their junior year.

Recommended Program of Study, Philosophy

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
Preceptorial3
Lower-Division PHIL13
CC or electives9
Semester IIHours
Lower-Division PHIL23
CC or electives12
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
Lower-Division PHIL33
CC or electives12
Semester IIHours
Lower-Division PHIL33
CC or electives12
Junior Year
Semester IHours
PHIL 3003
Upper-Division PHIL43
CC or electives9-10
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division PHIL43
Upper-Division PHIL43
CC or electives9-11
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Upper-Division PHIL43
Upper-Division PHIL43
CC or electives10
Semester IIHours
Upper-Division PHIL43
Upper-Division PHIL43
CC or electives9-11

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Philosophy Minor

Minor Requirements

18 units in Philosophy, at least nine of which must be upper division.

Note: At least nine of these 18 units must be taken at USD.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.