The Philosophy Double Major

Leland Saunders teaching a philosophy student

Majoring in two disciplines (e.g., philosophy and sociology or philosophy and history) is a good way to get the most out of your experience at Seattle Pacific University. Serious students in all majors are encouraged to consider philosophy as a second major.

Students who choose philosophy as a second major must earn a total of 54 credits in philosophy, 25 of which must be upper division. In essence, if you double major, you may drop 5 credits from the history, systematic, or elective courses for the Philosophy major.

However, the choice to omit a course listed in the major must be approved by the philosophy faculty.

Examples of Double Majors

Apply for a Philosophy major

Are you a first-year student? Apply for your major no later than April of your sophomore year.

Are you a transfer student? Apply to your major as soon as you’re eligible based on this major’s admission policies and procedures.