Major Requirements

Philosophy majors following the 2012-13 or later Undergraduate Bulletins must fulfill six requirements:

    1. at least 30 hours of philosophy, with at least 24 hours in courses numbered 200 or above, and at least 12 hours in courses numbered 300 or above

    2. PHIL 400 Undergraduate seminar in philosophy

    3. at least one of these two courses in logic:
      PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

      PHIL 211 Introduction to Modern Logic

    4. at least one of these courses in the history of philosophy:
      PHIL 231 History of Philosophy (Ancient)
      PHIL 232 History of Philosophy (Modern)
      PHIL 336 Ethics: Ancient and Medieval
      PHIL 337 Knowledge: Ancient and Medieval

      PHIL 338 Metaphysics: Ancient and Medieval

    5. at least one of these courses in value theory:
      PHIL 320 Ethical Theory
      PHIL 323 Topics in Applied Ethics

      PHIL 325 Advanced Social and Political Philosophy

    6. at least one of these courses in metaphysics and epistemology:
      PHIL 301 Theory of Knowledge
      PHIL 302 Introduction to Metaphysics
      PHIL 305 Introduction to Philosophy of Language
      PHIL 314 Problems in the Philosophy of Mind
      PHIL 317 Philosophy of Science

Minor Requirements

Philosophy minors following the 2012-13 or later Undergraduate Bulletins must fulfill two requirements:

  1. at least 15 hours of philosophy, with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 200 or above, and at least 6 hours in courses numbered 300 or above

  2. at least one course each from at least two of the following categories:

    Logic
    PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

    PHIL 211 Introduction to Modern Logic

    History of philosophy
    PHIL 231 History of Philosophy (Ancient)
    PHIL 232 History of Philosophy (Modern)
    PHIL 336 Ethics: Ancient and Medieval
    PHIL 337 Knowledge: Ancient and Medieval

    PHIL 338 Metaphysics: Ancient and Medieval

    Value theory
    PHIL 320 Ethical Theory
    PHIL 323 Topics in Applied Ethics

    PHIL 325 Advanced Social and Political Philosophy

    Metaphysics and epistemology
    PHIL 301 Theory of Knowledge
    PHIL 302 Introduction to Metaphysics
    PHIL 305 Introduction to Philosophy of Language
    PHIL 314 Problems in the Philosophy of Mind
    PHIL 317 Philosophy of Science


For students following an Undergraduate Bulletin from 1995-96 through 2011-12, the requirements are as follows.  Please consult an Undergraduate Adviser if you enrolled at UNL before Fall 2012 and would like to discuss which Bulletin will work best for you.  For most students, the current requirements (2012-13 and later) allow more flexibility.

Major Requirements (2011-12 and earlier Bulletins)

Philosophy majors following an Undergraduate Bulletin from 1995-96 through 2011-12 must fulfill four requirements:

    1. at least 30 hours of philosophy, with at least 24 hours in courses numbered 200 or above, and at least 12 hours in courses numbered 300 or above

    2. PHIL 400 Undergraduate seminar in philosophy

    3. at least one of these two courses:
      PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

      PHIL 211 Introduction to Modern Logic

    4. at least three of these five courses:
      PHIL 231 History of Philosophy (Ancient)
      PHIL 232 History of Philosophy (Modern)
      PHIL 301 Theory of Knowledge
      PHIL 302 Introduction to Metaphysics
      PHIL 320 Ethical Theory

Minor Requirements (2011-12 and earlier Bulletins)

Philosophy minors following an Undergraduate Bulletin from 1995-96 through 2011-12 must must fulfill two requirements:

    1. at least 15 hours of philosophy, with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 200 or above, and at least 6 hours in courses numbered 300 or above

    2. at least two of these six courses:
      PHIL 211 Introduction to Modern Logic
      PHIL 231 History of Philosophy (Ancient)
      PHIL 232 History of Philosophy (Modern)
      PHIL 301 Theory of Knowledge
      PHIL 302 Introduction to Metaphysics
      PHIL 320 Ethical Theory