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Philosophy Minor

Philosophy studies the bigger questions in life and provides you the tools to try and answer those questions in order to help you have a successful career and more fulfilling life. Many important questions about a discipline are philosophical, and studying philosophy can help you understand your discipline better. Philosophy also emphasizes the transferable skills that will help you get ahead in any occupation, cope with change in your field, and even move into a new career. What’s more, philosophy students routinely outperform nearly all other majors on the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT. Taking coursework in the minor can help you get the score you need for entrance into graduate or professional school. No matter what your major, a minor in philosophy can help get you where you want to be.

Required Courses: 18 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 105 Ethics and Values (3)
  • PHI 201 Origins of Wester Philosophy or PHI 202 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 310 Logic (3)
  • Upper level electives by advisement (6)

You may include up to 6 hours of Social Sciences selected from: HIS 305 Medieval Europe (3), HIS 310 The Renaissance and Reformation (3), POS 315 Seminar in Political Theory, or other courses with philosophical content.

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