Honors in Philosophy

Honors in Philosophy



  1. An opportunity to engage in extended research of a problem or question of your own choice.
  2. One-on-one interaction with faculty members.
  3. Excellent training for future research work in graduate school, law school, or work environments.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Declaration of Philosophy major, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in Philosophy and 3.0 overall. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville.
  2. Contact the Philosophy Department's Honor's coordinator, Stephen Hanson,  at least 2 months in advance of the semester in which you plan to do your thesis.
  3. With the consent of your chosen adviser, enroll in PHIL 499, Senior Honors Thesis (WR).

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completion of the Philosophy major with a GPA of 3.5 in the Department and 3.0 overall.
  2. Successful completion and defense of a Senior Honors Thesis.

For more information contact Stephen Hanson, Honors coordinator for the Philosophy department.