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Philosophy Office:
Siena Hall 105

Address:
Philosophy Department,
Providence College,
1 Cunningham Square,
Providence, RI 02918, USA
Phone: 401-865-2335
Fax: 401-865-1449

Chair:
Dr. Michael O'Neill
Office: Siena Hall 108
Phone: 401-865-1426
Email: moneill@providence.edu

​Requirements for the Major

The Philosophy major at PC is an attractive option for students considering a career in almost any area of business, health care, law, and many other areas, as well as those considering graduate study. Our major combines required courses in each major era of the History of Philosophy, and in Metaphysics, Ethics, and Logic, with a number of electives allowing students the freedom to develop and pursue their own interests. Current or recent Philosophy majors have combined their study of Philosophy with a second major in subjects such as Biology, English and Theology, or with a minor in subjects such as Art, Asian Studies, Business, Classics, Finance, History, Math, Military Science, Political Science, and Liberal Arts Honors.

Philosophy majors are required to take 11 courses (33 credits) in Philosophy, including the following:

(1) Logic Elective:

Either PHL101 Logic or PHL315 Symbolic Logic

(2) PHL300 Ancient Philosophy

(3) PHL330 Wisdom of Aquinas

(4) PHL360 Modern Philosophy

(5) PHL426 Metaphysics

(6) Ethics Core

(7) Contemporary Elective:

One of the following:

PHL326 Contemporary Women Philosophers

PHL352 Philosophy of Mind

PHL412 Contemporary Philosophy

PHL422 Existentialism

(8) Elective

(9) Elective

(10) Elective

(11) Elective

(For a definitive statement of the requirements for the major, please see the relevant sections of the undergraduate catalog.)

To sign up for a Philosophy major, visit the Philosophy Office in Siena Hall 105 to fill out a registration form. We'll assign you a Faculty Advisor and get you started on the path to a Philosophy degree!

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