The Philosophy Minor aims to provide students with an education in philosophy that will complement a concentration in some other discipline and illuminate philosophical issues that arise in those subjects. The minor requires only 15 credit hours, inclusive of a philosophy introduction. Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Philosophy must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a designated departmental advisor.
Because students who elect a minor in philosophy will have a variety of philosophical interests, the department offers a choice of five "streams":
- General Philosophy
- History of Philosophy
- Moral and Political Philosophy
- Mind and Meaning
- Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
Each minor is meant to provide the student with a comprehensive foundation in the central evaluative and theoretical areas of philosophy and the philosophical problems that arise in any discipline of study. The specialized minors focus on particular areas within philosophy, and complement several different concentrations.