Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: 30

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A grade of C- or better is required in any Philosophy courses counting towards major.

Other GPA requirements to graduate:  Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: PHI 475; HON 498/499 on a topic in Philosophy and advised (or co-advised) by a philosophy faculty member.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: PHI 344, PHI 346, PHI 432, and PHI 475

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information:  Kirsten Jacobson, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Room 109, The Maples. 581-3848, kirsten.jacobson@maine.edu; Jennifer Bowen, Administrative Specialist II, Department of Philosophy, The Maples, 581-3865.


The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

For more information about our undergraduate program, program learning outcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and research and career opportunities, see our web site at https://umaine.edu/philosophy/.

Information about the Philosophy major

Requirements: a minimum of 30 credit hours in philosophy


At least 21 credit hours (7 courses) in philosophy must be upper level courses, i.e., courses above the 100 level.

First Year


Two philosophy courses without prerequisites at the 100- or 200-level.

Second Year


  • Two courses that meet the department’s history requirement
  • One course that meets the department’s ethics requirement

Third Year


  • One course that meets the department’s logic requirement
  • One course that meets the department’s history requirement
  • One elective at the 200 level or higher

Fourth Year


Two upper level philosophy courses, including PHI 475 (if not taken in Junior Year)

List of Philosophy Courses


Elective Credtis


Elective credits may be used to meet remaining general education, college, B.A., or department requirements.

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