Minor Overview

A basic understanding of philosophy complements virtually every subject, from science to the humanities. With a minor in philosophy, you’ll discover how the wisdom of ancient philosophers applies to our modern world and study a vast array of global philosophies, cultures and religions. You’ll examine some of the most pressing moral and ethical questions facing the world today. You’ll learn not only how to think independently and logically, but also how to effectively communicate your thoughts—essential professional skills, particularly in the fields of medicine, politics, law and teaching.

You’ll have the flexibility to design your minor by choosing from a wide selection of classes that explore areas such as philosophy of art, human rights, bioethics, war and technology. 

Curriculum and Requirements

This minor in philosophy offers an adventure in thinking and talking about our own ideas as well as those of great philosophers, past and present, with reference to the moral life, power and wealth, and man’s relation to nature and the future of the planet.

Course Structure

PL 101

Introduction to Philosophy


Select five courses in philosophy


Total Credits