DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY


MAJOR PROGRAM


The philosophy major consists of least 36 credits,including the following requirements.

      
       PHIL 346: Deductive Systems

      
       PHIL 350: Ethical Theory

       PHIL 355: Political Philosophy

       PHIL 356: Philosophy of Law

       PHIL 358: Bioethics

       PHIL 452: Advanced Topics in Ethics

       PHIL 454: Animals and the Environment: Moral Theory and its Application

       PHIL 455: Applied Ethics


       PHIL 321: History of Ancient Philosophy

       PHIL 322: History of Modern Philosophy

      
       PHIL 371: Epistemology

       PHIL 372: Philosophy of Science

       PHIL 373: Metaphysics

       PHIL 394: Philosophy of Biology

       PHIL 395: Philosophy of Physics

       PHIL 445: Philosophy of Language

       PHIL 470: Philosophy of Mind

       PHIL 472: Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Science

For the Majors Program: At least six credits at the 400 level and an additional nine credits at the 300 level over and above what is used to satisfy the Logic, Ethics, History, and Metaphysics/Epistemology requirements. Students must earn at least a C in all courses that meet requirements for the Philosophy Major.


MINOR PROGRAM


The philosophy minor consists of at least 18 credits, including the following requirements.


       PHIL 248: Scientific Reasoning

       PHIL 346: Deductive Systems


       PHIL 150: Contemporary Moral Issues

       PHIL 152: Introduction to Moral Theory

       PHIL 350: Ethical Theory

       PHIL 355: Political Philosophy

       PHIL 356: Philosophy of Law

       PHIL 358: Bioethics

       PHIL 452: Advanced Topics in Ethics

       PHIL 454: Animals and the Environment: Moral Theory and its Application


       PHIL 321: History of Ancient Philosophy

       PHIL 322: History of Modern Philosophy

Students must select two other courses from any area of philosophy. At least four of the six courses required for the minor must be 300 or 400 level courses. Students must earn at least a C in all courses that meet requirements for the Philosophy Minor.
Contact Us
UMBC Department of Philosophy
Fine Arts Bldg. Room 539
1000 Hilltop Cir.
Baltimore, MD 21250
Department Chair: Dr. Steve Yalowitz (yalowitz@umbc.edu)
Contact the Department at  410-455-2103 (fax 410-455-1070)