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2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024/25 Combined UM UMM 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 cumulative grade of 2.0 or better is required in 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; a grade of C- or higher must be achieved in PHI 475 Philosophy Capstone

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: PHI 475  or HON 498  and HON 499  on an approved topic in Philosophy and advised (or co-advised) by a philosophy faculty member.  Department approval is required. Contact the chair of the department of philosophy prior to pursuing this route to discuss this process and secure permission.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major:  PHI 201 , 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:  Derek Michaud, Chair, Department of Philosophy, The Maples 109, 581-3890, derek.a.michaud@maine.edu


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.

Completion of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement for the B.A. degree (for students admitted for Fall 2011 and after), including a minor outside the field of the major or a double major. For students admitted prior to Fall 2011, the old B.A. requirements remain in effect unless you choose to adopt the new B.A. requirements. If you have questions, please
consult your advisor.

Requirements: a minimum of 30 credit hours in philosophy


No more than 2 courses (6 credits) at the 100 level will be counted toward the major; at least 4 courses (12 credits) in philosophy must be upper-level courses (i.e., courses at the 300 or 400 levels)

Philosophical Skills (2 courses)


Capstone (1 course)


Elective Credits (5 courses)


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

First Year


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

Second Year


  • Two courses that meet the department’s History of Philosophy requirement.
  • One additional course that meets the department’s Philosophical Skills requirement

Third Year


  • One course that meets the department’s History of Philosophy requirement
  • Two upper-level philosophy electives

Fourth Year


Two upper level philosophy courses, including PHI 475

List of Philosophy Courses


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