Philosophy Minor

The requirements for a Minor in Philosophy are as follows:

A total of at least 18 hours (six courses, at least three of which must be at least 300 level or above) in philosophy. For a course to count toward a student's minor, the grade in the course must be C- or above.  The average of all grades counted toward the minor must be 2.0 or greater. Therefore, grades of C- will have to be balanced with higher grades. (C- counts as 1.7 toward the GPA.)   Candidates for the Minor must satisfy the following distribution:

  • at least one course numbered 200 or above in the history of pre-twentieth-century philosophy.
  • at least one course numbered 200 or above in value theory (including aesthetics and political philosophy as well as ethics).
  • at least one course numbered 200 or above in metaphysics or epistemology (including philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion, as well as metaphysics and theory of knowledge).

Here is a list of philosophy courses that can be used to satisfy the various distributive requirements.  Please note that not all of the courses on this list are taught every year.  The department also offers new courses from time to time that may not appear on this list.  You should check with an advisor to determine what, if any, distributive requirement such a course fulfills.