Philosophy Minor

Minor - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

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
Early Modern Philosophy
Value Theory
Ethics and Public Affairs
Environmental Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Philosophy in Literature
History of Moral and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral/Political Theory
Philosophy of Society and Culture
Continental Philosophy
19th Century Continental Philosophy
20th Century Continental Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Early Wittgenstein
Later Wittgenstein
Philosophy of Mind
Central Issues in Philosophy of Science
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-