Ph.D. in Philosophy University of California Santa Cruz
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The graduate curriculum covers a set of breadth requirements designed to provide both a common experience on which students can build their individual projects and a shared framework within which they can exchange ideas. In the first year, students will take at least one course in the area of metaphysics and epistemology, one course in the history of philosophy, and one coures in moral philosophy.
During their first year of study all students must pass a logic competency examination with a grade of B or better. The examination will cover material typically taught in a first course in formal logic. With approval from the Graduate Program Director completion of Philosophy 9/Introduction to Logic maybe be taken in lieu of the exam.