Major in Philosophy

A total of 36 credit hours is required for the 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. One of the 5 courses may be a Ventures (FYCS 1010) or Connections (FYCS 1020) course taught by a faculty member from the Philosophy Department.

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

The following courses must be taken:

  • PHIL 3140/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)
  • RLST 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 and 4912: Senior Seminar (C or higher)
  • PHIL #### (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • PHIL #### (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST 3900 or RLST 4900 (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST #### (of student choice) (C or higher)
  • RLST #### (of student choice) (C or higher)

Religious Studies Path

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

Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in their major. Students pursuing this major will be given a specially adapted comprehensive examination by a committee of faculty from the two departments.

Minor in Philosophy

A total of 16 credit hours is required for a 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 #### (C- or better)
  • PHIL #### (C- or better)
  • PHIL #### (C- or better)
  • PHIL #### (C- or better)