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Minor in Philosophy

Curiosity matters! Philosophers and those who are philosophically minded have long asked key questions, evaluated possibilities and arrived at those answers that have shaped and reshaped who we are, how we do things, and how we understand the world in which we live. The study of philosophy is not the study of antiquated views. It is not the study and use of a single method. The study of philosophy transforms intellectual curiosity into a potent, flexible set of skills by inculcating the ability to identify unstated assumptions, to take a critical attitude towards the information that others accept, and to evaluate and articulate the reasons that compel us to do and believe things. Philosophy is what college is all about: delving deeply into subjects that matter to you, while cultivating skills that will carry you the rest of your life.

Students may earn a minor in Philosophy by taking 15 credit hours of Philosophy coursework. Of those 15 hours, 6 may be earned at the 100-200 level and at least 9 hours must be upper-level (300/400 level) courses. Students pursuing the minor are free to sample from the great breadth of philosophical topics (from philosophy of science to philosophy of art) or to dive deep on particular topics of interest (such as ethics, logic and metaphysics, or the history of philosophical thought).

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Philosophy can speak with their major advisor for approval and to add the minor to their academic record.

See the curriculum and course options for the Philosophy minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.