Undergrad Program


The OU Philosophy Department offers two undergraduate majors: B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Ethics and Religion. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Philosophy. Our department offers broad training in the major fields of philosophy, with particular strengths in the history of ancient and modern philosophy, Chinese philosophy, logic, metaphysics, epistemology,aesthetics and the philosophy of art, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion. In addition to classes and seminars, the Department offers a rich and lively environment with an emphasis on informal interaction between faculty and students.

If you would like to receive an information packet about the OU Undergraduate Philosophy Program, you can fill out our on-line information request form or click here to email your request.

Curriculum Requirements

Please note that some required courses, especially at the 4000 level, are offered only once a year. This allows us to maximize the variety of our course offerings. It is important to plan ahead, consult an advisor, and register as soon as your enrollment window opens to ensure that you will have the courses you need for graduation.

About the Department

The Value of a Philosophy Degree

Useful addresses

Department of Philosophy
 Dale Hall Tower, Room 605
 455 West Lindsey Street
 The University of Oklahoma
 Norman, Oklahoma 73019-2006
 Phone: (405) 325-6324

Dr. Zev Trachtenberg, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Studies Committee
 Dale Hall Tower, Room 605
 Phone: (405) 325-6324
 e-mail: ztrachtenberg@ou.edu

Dr. Steve Ellis, Associate Professor and Graduate Liaison
 Dale Hall Tower, Room 605
 Phone: (405) 325-6324
 e-mail: sellis@ou.edu

Jodi Hubbel, Academic Counselor
College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office
 Ellison Hall 124
 Phone: (405) 325-4411
 e-mail: jhubbel@ou.edu