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Minor in Philosophy

This highly-desirable minor shows employers, graduate schools and professional schools a willingness to engage in theoretical reasoning. Shape your minor to complement your major field of study.

Minor Overview

The minor in philosophy is designed to expose students to three fundamental areas: history of philosophy, normative philosophy and contemporary discussion of issues in metaphysics and epistemology.

Requirements

The minor consists of 15 credit hours, including 9 hours of required courses and 6 hours of elective courses.

  • PHI 300: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHI 301: Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHI 302: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHI 401: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • PHI 403: Continental Philosophy After 1900
  • PHI 214: Issues in Business Ethics
  • PHI 221: Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHI 309: Political Philosophy
  • PHI 312: Philosophy of Law
  • PHI 313: Ethical Problems in the Law
  • PHI 319: Africana Political Philosophy
  • PHI 325: Bio-Medical Ethics
  • PHI 375: Ethics
  • PHI 376: History of Ethics
  • PHI 420: Global Justice
  • PHI 475: Ethical Theory
  • PHI 205: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 210: Representation, Reason and Reality
  • PHI 250: Thinking Logically
  • PHI 305: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHI 310: Existentialism
  • PHI 320: Philosophy of Race
  • PHI 330: Metaphysics
  • PHI 331: Philosophy of Language
  • PHI 332: Philosophy of Psychology
  • PHI 333: Knowledge and Skepticism
  • PHI 340: Philosophy of Science
  • PHI 347: Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • PHI 425: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • PHI 440: The Scientific Method
  • PHI 447: Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature

Note: PHI 205 and PHI 210 may not both be used toward the minor

  • Any two PHI or LOG courses at 200 level or above (6 credit hours)

Admission

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.