Wayne State College

Philosophy Minor

Philosophy studies the big questions in life. It also provides the tools you need to answer those questions and 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.

2023-24 Academic Year

Required Courses: 18 hours

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

At least 6 hours from the following:

  • PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 105 Ethics and Values (3)
  • PHI 110 The Power of Critical Thinking (3)

At least 3 hours from the following:

  • PHI 201 Origins of Western Philosophy
  • PHI 202 History of Modern Philosophy (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.