Philosophy Minor

Pursuing a minor in Philosophy

Expanding your horizon

The philosophy minor opens up a realm of opportunities learning in the field of philosophy. Since all disciplines evolved out of philosophy this minor aligns well with a number of degree programs.

Program requirements

A philosophy minor consist of 18 hours, including nine hours of upper-division credit, and three hours each in logic and analytical reasoning, ethics and social thought, and history of philosophy.

Minors offered:


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Select either PHI 105 or PHI 305.

  2. Select one course from each of the following two disciplinary areas listed under the requirements for the Philosophy major: Ethics and Social Thought and History of Philosophy. PHI 197, PHI 397, and PHI 496 may satisfy a distribution requirement for the major or minor when their topics are deemed suitable by the department.

  3. Complete an additional nine hours of Philosophy courses. Minor requires a minimum of 18 hours including at least 12 hours of upper division credit.

Adding a minor

The philosophy minor is available with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable) or Bachelor of Social Work. To add a minor, see your advisor or visit the Academic Advisement Center in University Hall 109.