Philosophy Minor


21 credits

Philosophy Minor Requirements
Complete one of the following courses (3 credits)
PHIL 1000Intro to Philosophy (HU, GC)3
PHIL 1120Social Ethics (HU, GC)3
PHIL 1250Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making (HU, GC)3
PHIL 2600World Religions (HU, GC)3
Complete two of the following courses (6 Credits)
PHIL 3300Symbolic Logic: The Study of Formal Reasoning3
PHIL 3400Topics in the History of Philosophy3
PHIL 3500Applied Ethics3
Complete three of the following courses (9 credits)
PHIL 3100Aesthetics: Art and the Beautiful3
PHIL 3200Philosophy in Literature: Historical Perspectives3
PHIL 3400Topics in the History of Philosophy (Must be a different topic than discussed in Key Concepts in Philosophy above)3
PHIL 4800RIndependent Study1-3
PHIL 3900Topics in Philosophy3
GLS 3000Global Cultures Topics: [Topic]3
GLS 3100Global Political Topics: [Topic]3
HIST 3230American Foreign Relations3
HIST 3460Comparative Asian History3
HIST 3670Slavery & the American Republic3
HUM 3500Topics in Humanities: [Topic]3
HUM 4800RIndependent Study1-3
POLS 3200Introduction to Law and Politics3
Complete one of the following options (3 credits)
PHIL 4800RIndependent Study (Must be a different topic/project than discussed in Philosophy Breadth)1-3
PHIL 4900Philosophy Senior Seminar3


  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade of C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  History majors cannot declare any History minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.