Individualized POE in Philosophy
The Philosophy Department does not offer a designated Program of Emphasis in Philosophy at this time. But the department does offer Individualized Program of Emphasis in or focusing on Philosophy, which is proposed by a student and approved by his/her two academic advisers (in this case, one adviser should come from philosophy department).
Requirements for Individualized POE in Philosophy
- At least 13 (about 40-45 credits) philosophy courses
- At least 5 or 6 (18 credits) of the above courses must be advance philosophy courses (some 200 level courses may count as advance courses if approved by the department).
- One course in logic (PL 105 or PL 208)
- Two courses in the history of philosophy (PL 205 and PL 305)
International Track POE in Philosophy
A student who wants to design his/her own Individual POE in Philosophy is strongly recommended to consider to take advantage of rich sources in philosophy offered by a few of Juniata's partner universities through our Study Abroad Program. Through a study abroad experience he or she is able to accrue enough credits in philosophy to designate an individual International Track POE in Philosophy.
The following partner universities have good programs in philosophy (instruction in English):
- The Department of Philosophy of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom - Its programs in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Philosophy of Religion are among the strong philosophy programs worldwide based on the Philosophical Gourmet Report [Excellent].
- Philosophy Department at the university of Otago, New Zealand [excellent]
- Philosophy and Religous Studies Program, the School of Humanities and Social Science, of the University of Newcastle in Australia [good]
- Philosophy Pragram, the University of Waikato, New Zealand [Fine]
- Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Program at University of Gloucestershire, England [Fine]
Requirements for Individualized Interdisciplinary POE in philosophy and another area of study
A student who wishes to combine his/her interest in Philosophy with another field, -- for example, economics, politics, communication, English, history, psychology, biology, physics, math, and so on -- is encouraged to complete an individual interdisciplinary POE in philosophy and the field (corresponding to so-called Dual Major in many other colleges).
- 15 to 20 courses (45 to 60 credits) in both areas with at least 6 courses (18 credits) at the 300-level or above.
- Must contain at least 7-8 philosophy courses (21-24 credits) with at least 3 courses (9 credits) at the 300-level or above, 1 course (3 credits) in logic, and 2 courses (6 credits) in the history of philosophy.
- Must contain at least 7-8 courses (21-24 credits) from another department which is a part of the student's POE with at least 3 courses at the 300-level or above.
Many students have done so successfully in the past, including:
- Philosophy and Religion
- Philosophy and Science
- Philosophy and Political Science
- Philosophy and Psychology
- Philosophy / Physics
- Philosophy and Biology
- Philosophy / Music
- Philosophy / Liberal Arts