The Philosophy Minor aims to provide students with an education in philosophy that will complement a concentration in some other discipline and that will, among other things, illuminate philosophical issues that arise in that other discipline. The minor requires only 15 credit hours, inclusive of a philosophy introduction, so that it can be combined with a concentration in another discipline with relative ease. 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 separate minors, namely: (a) General Philosophy, (b) History of Philosophy, (c) Moral and Political Philosophy, (d) Mind and Meaning, (e) 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 (b)-(e) focus on particular areas within philosophy, and complement several different concentrations. Minor Distribution Requirements can be found here.