BA in Philosophy & Psychology

The Philosophy and Psychology joint major is designed to enable students to acquire broad competence in both fields, including the philosophy of science, and to explore in detail a number of issues lying at their intersection, including questions about the nature of the mind, the self, cognition, knowledge, and consciousness.


At least six courses in philosophy and six in psychology, with a grade of C or higher, are required. All required courses are 4 credits unless otherwise indicated.

In philosophy the following is required:

  • CAS PH 300 History of Ancient Philosophy
  • CAS PH 310 History of Modern Philosophy
  • Any two of CAS PH 239, 241, 265, 266, 270, 443, 465, 477, 487
  • Two courses in philosophy (PH) above the 100 level

In psychology the following is required:

  • CAS PS 101
  • CAS MA 115/116; or CAS PS 211
  • One course in Psychology Group A
  • One course in Psychology Group B
  • One course in Psychology (PS) at the 300 level or higher
  • One course in Experimental psychology

Additional requirement: at least one of the above courses must be at the 400 level or higher.