Minor in Philosophy

The minor in Philosophy is designed for students who are interested in philosophy but pursuing another degree, and for students majoring in a discipline that is complemented by the study of philosophy, such as History, Justice, English, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Mathematics, Political Science or the natural sciences.

Declare Your Minor

Philosophy is the creative and critical reflection on enduring questions concerning the nature of the world and our place in it. For example, philosophy asks metaphysical questions about what exists, epistemic questions about what we can claim to know, and ethical questions about the nature of the good life and right action. In addition, philosophy involves the study and practice of good reasoning and clear thinking, skills that are essential to any discipline or profession.

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in philosophy must complete the following requirements.

Ways of Knowing:
Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Philosophy
Foundations of Philosophy
PHIL A211Ancient and Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL A212Early Modern Philosophy3
Upper Division Electives
Choose any three upper-division philosophy courses.9

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor, 9 of which must be upper-division.