Minor in Philosophy

Students may seek an academic minor in philosophy.

The philosophy minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing a study of the relationships between personal opinions and real-world issues faced by members of a pluralistic, open society.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in philosophy requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in philosophy. All PHIL courses and GVPT 101 apply. It is recommended that students take PHIL 140 and a course in critical thinking or logic, such as PHIL 110 or 170 (if they have not already applied the courses toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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