College of Arts & Sciences

Philosophy - Minor


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Philosophy encourages critical and systematic inquiry into fundamental questions of right and wrong, truth and falsehood, the meaning of life, and the nature of reality, knowledge, and society. More than any other discipline, philosophy explores the core issues of the Western intellectual tradition. With its emphasis on reason and argumentation, a philosophy minor provides students with important skills applicable to a wide variety of career fields. 

Premajor Requirements 

The minor in Philosophy requires a minimum of 18 hours of course work to include the following:

  1. No more than two 100-level courses
  2. At least one course in logic (PHI 120, PHI 320, or PHI 520)
  3. At least one course in the history of Philosophy (PHI 260, PHI 270, or any course from Group A of the undergraduate curriculum)
  4. At least three courses (nine hours) at the 300-level or above, excluding PHI 320 and PHI 399

Total Hours - 18

Philosophy Minor