University of California, Berkeley



The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor in philosophy, as well as a minor in logic. Qualified majors in philosophy have the further option of entering the honors program. Details on the requirements for a major in philosophyminor in philosophyminor in logic, and honors in philosophy follow.


The graduate program in philosophy at Berkeley offers a first-rate faculty, a stimulating and friendly community of graduate students, and the resources of one of the world's finest research universities.

Two features distinguish our profile from that of other leading graduate programs in philosophy:

  • The department has strengths in all the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, ethics, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. We aim at diversity and breadth of coverage, rather than concentration on one or two areas of philosophical activity.

  • Second, the program at Berkeley is structured to give students a high degree of independence in tailoring their studies to their interests.

Undergraduate Programs

Philosophy: BA, Minor
Logic: Minor

Graduate Program

Philosophy: PhD

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Contact Information

Department of Philosophy

314 Philosophy Hall

Phone: 510-642-2722

Fax: 510-642-4164

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Department Chair

Alva Noë, PhD

232 Philosophy Hall

Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer

Janet Groome

Phone: 510-642-2722

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

JD Hoyt

314 Philosophy Hall

Phone: (510) 642-2722

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