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Major in Philosophy

Our Philosophy Major Allows You To

  • Develop analytical skills.
  • Learn to carefully express ideas through speaking and writing.
  • Gain a strong foundation in philosophy with our 36 credit major while maximizing the flexibility to pursue your own interests in philosophy, and in allied fields.
  • Benefit from our strong faculty commitment to quality instruction and advisement. The department faculty also includes a distinguished teaching professor.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) in Philosophy (120 credits)

The B.A. or B.S. in Philosophy requires 36 academic credits, normally twelve 3 credit courses. Each student must complete the foundational courses: Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 102), two courses in the history of Western philosophy (PHI 210 and PHI 211), and Symbolic Logic (PHI 213). Students must also complete a philosophy course designated to fulfill the college wide Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR). Students will consult with their advisor to select the remaining 24 credits.

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Contact Information

For more information about the philosophy program at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact

Beth Dixon, Chair
Office: Champlain Valley Hall 306
Phone: (518) 564-2836
Email: [email protected]