The major in philosophy requires twenty-seven hours of course work in philosophy. These must include three hours in Ancient Greek philosophy (232, 331, or 332), three hours in Modern philosophy (241, 341, or 342), three hours chosen from 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, or 366 and three hours chosen from 370, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, or 379. Only one of 220 and 221 (Logic and Symbolic Logic) may be counted towards the major. No more than six hours of 100-level courses may be counted towards the major. No senior philosophy major may take a 100-level philosophy course. No more than three hours of independent study may be counted towards satisfaction of the major requirements, and at least twenty-one hours of the major must be completed at Wake Forest; exceptions require approval by the department chair.
Majors intending to do graduate study in philosophy are strongly advised to take the following courses: Ethics (360), Symbolic Logic (221), and at least one of Epistemology (376) or Metaphysics (377). Such majors should work closely with their major adviser as they consider their additional course choices.