Philosophy Minor

Minor - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in philosophy; at least 6 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and higher.


Lower-Division Core12
Core Area Requirement6
Value Theory
Continental Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Total Hours18

Lower Division Core

Note: The following courses also satisfy general education requirements:

  • PHL 210E fulfills the "Approved Writing Course" and "Ethics & Human Values."
  • PHL 261Y and PHL 262Y both fulfill the "Democracy and Citizenship" requirement.
Complete all of the following courses:
PHL 210EMoral Philosophy3
PHL 233Intro to Logic: Deduction3
PHL 261YHistory of Ancient Philosophy3
PHL 262YHistory of Modern Philosophy3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Core Area Requirement

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Complete two of the following courses, 3 credits from two different core areas:6
PHL 462
Early Modern Philosophy
PHL 464
PHL 465
PHL 466
Value Theory
PHL 412
Ethics and Public Affairs
PHL 422
Environmental Philosophy
PHL 427
Topics in Philosophy of Art
PHL 429
Philosophy in Literature
PHL 449
History of Moral and Political Philosophy
PHL 450
Contemporary Moral/Political Theory
PHL 455
Philosophy of Society and Culture
Continental Philosophy
PHL 467
19th Century Continental Philosophy
PHL 468
20th Century Continental Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
PHL 403
Early Wittgenstein
PHL 404
Later Wittgenstein
PHL 407
PHL 408
Philosophy of Mind
PHL 445
Central Issues in Philosophy of Science
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-