Philosophy majors learn to live according to their values. Graduates have double majored in accounting, biology, psychology, political science, and many others. Our graduates distinguish themselves with their rigorous thinking and clear commitment to the beliefs and values that guide their lives. They live meaningful lives as lawyers, doctors, travel photographers, educators, parents, and community leaders.
Major Requirements for a B.A. in Philosophy
At least eight courses totaling at least 30 hours including Phil 202: Ethics, and at least three of the following: Phil 301: Plato and Aristotle, Phil 302: the Enlightenment, Phil 304: Chinese Philosophy, Phil 305: Black Philosophy, and Phil 306: Latin American Philosophy.
Students planning on attending graduate school in philosophy should visit the department’s website.
At least five courses totaling at least 18 hours including at least three of the following: Phil 301: Plato and Aristotle, Phil 302: the Enlightenment, Phil 304: Chinese Philosophy, Phil 305: Black Philosophy, and Phil 306: Latin American Philosophy.
Fulfill Your Community Credit in Philosophy (optional).
Phil 150: Philosophy in the Community allow philosophy majors to apply their major to a problem in the community. Reflect on community and ethics while completing 35 hours of community service. Students must have taken either Phil 102: Moral Problems, Phil 202: Ethics, or Phil 212: Bioethics and declared a philosophy major. Interested students should contact the department at least a semester before signing up.
Departmental Honors in Philosophy
- Admission to Departmental Honors program.
- Graduation from Centenary with major in Philosophy.
- A grade point average of at least 3.25 in both major and overall course work.
- Completion of an independently researched Senior Honors thesis, presentation of the Senior Honors thesis at the Student Research Forum or other suitable venue, and an oral defense of thesis.