Philosophy Major Option 3: Philosophy, Politics, and Policy
This curriculum is designed for students with an interest in philosophy and political science with an emphasis on public policy. Students choosing this option will have a double major in philosophy and political science. A decision to follow this curriculum should be made before the end of the junior year.
Option 3 Requirements— 63 hours beyond core and college requirements
39 credits as listed below.
Note: a) ECN 120 and POL 200 meet the Core social science requirement; b) PHL 490/POL 490 and PHL 499/POL 499 must be taken for 3 credit hours each; c) PHL 490/POL 490 should be completed during the junior year; and d) PHL 499/POL 499 should be completed the senior year and in the discipline not chosen for the directed study during the junior year.
One of the following - 3 credits
Either POL 305 (Ancient and Medieval Political Thought), POL 306 (Modern Political Thought), or POL 307 (Contemporary Political Theory)
Electives – 21 credits
12 upper-division credits must be from political science, with 6 being 400-level. Also, must have one Comparative Politics, one U.S. Politics, and one International Relations course.
9 400-level credits must be in philosophy, chosen from those not already required.
Total Credit Hours: 123