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The minor in Philosophy is designed to complement other interests for the student whose major is not Philosophy and who desires to increase his or her philosophical understanding and background.

Required Courses

  • PH105 Philosophy of Nature and the Human Person
  • PH107 Ethics

Choose at least one from the following:

  • PH211 Ancient Philosophy or
  • PH212 Medieval Philosophy or
  • PH213 Modern Philosophy.

Three further courses are to be chosen by the student in careful consultation with a member of the philosophy department who has agreed to serve as the student's adviser for the minor in philosophy. These courses should provide a focus for the minor, for instance, on history of philosophy, or on some aspect of value theory (ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy), or on speculative philosophy. In exceptional cases, with sufficient rationale provided by the student, one non-philosophy course may be accepted in fulfillment of requirements for the philosophy minor, provided that course does not also count toward the student's major.

Students interested in a minor must declare the minor prior to pre-registration period for the fall of their senior year. Candidates must have an average GPA of 2.33 in the required courses for successful completion of the minor.