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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, which is sufficient for 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

The department offers a choice of two concentrations:

  • General Philosophy
  • Moral and Political Philosophy

Both minors are meant to provide students 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 Moral and Political Philosophy minor focuses on ethical issues on the interpersonal and societal level, and pairs well with many other majors from economics to sociology.