Major in Philosophy

At least 20 credit hours in the major must be taken at Millsaps.

The following courses must be taken:

  • PHIL 2900 Logic (C- or better)
  • PHIL 3010 History of Philosophy I (C- or better)
  • PHIL 3020 History of Philosophy II (C- or better)

5 more PHIL courses must be taken. 1 of the 5 courses may be a philosophy-focused Ventures (FYCS 1010) or Connections (FYCS 1020) course taught by a faculty member of the Philosophy Department.

  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PHIL 4902 Senior Seminar I (C- or better)
  • PHIL 4912 Senior Seminar II (C- or better)

Major in Philosophy/Religious Studies

Students pursuing this major will be given a specially adapted comprehensive examination by a committee of faculty from the two departments.

The following courses must be taken:

  • PHIL 3140 or RLST 3310 Philosophy of Religion (C or higher), which are cross listed
  • PHIL 3010 History of Philosophy I (C or higher)
  • PHIL 3020 History of Philosophy II (C or higher)

At least one RLST course from Arguments must be taken, not already counted in Traditions A.

  • RLST 2010 Ethics and Religion (C or higher)
  • RLST 2400 Work, Ethics, and Society (C or higher)
  • RLST 2620 Christian Liberation: Race and Sex (C or higher)
  • RLST 2790 Religion, Peace, and Justice (C or higher)
  • RLST 3110 Christian Thought (C or higher)
  • RLST 3150 Religion, Science, and Nature (C or higher)
  • RLST 3120 Christian Theology Today (C or higher)
  • RLST 3320 Special Topics in Arguments (C or higher)

At least one RLST course from Traditions A must be taken, not already counted in Arguments.

  • RLST 2110 Judaism, Christianity, Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2120 Introduction to Hinduism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2130 East Asian Religions (C or higher)
  • RLST 2140 Introduction to Buddhism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2150 Introduction to Islam (C or higher)
  • RLSE 2160 Introduction to Judaism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2170 Special Topics in Traditions A (C or higher)
  • RLST 2210 The Bible—History and Content (C or higher)
  • RLST 2220 Jesus and the New Testament—Then and Now (C or higher)
  • RLST 3110 Christian Thought (C or higher)
  • RLST 3120 Christian Theology Today (C or higher)

Students must choose one path or the other, depending on choice of comprehensive exam format:

Philosophy Path

  • PHIL 4902/4912 Senior Seminar (C or higher)
  • PHIL XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • PHIL XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST 3900 or RLST 4900 (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)

Religious Studies Path

  • RLST 4900 Senior Seminar (C or higher)
  • RLST XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • PHIL XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • PHIL XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • PHIL XXXX (of student choice) (C or higher)

Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Minor in Philosophy

At least 8 of the credit hours for the minor must be taken at Millsaps. 16 semester hours of PHIL courses, of student choice, must be taken for the minor:

  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)
  • PHIL XXXX (C- or better)