Philosophy Minor

The study of philosophy directly involves the student in the process of sharpening critical and analytical abilities. Philosophy courses examine some of the greatest perennial questions of values, knowledge, reality and their relation to human nature.

Training in philosophy is excellent preparation for any career choice, and many students combine a philosophy major or minor with work in another discipline.  In addition, philosophy has been a traditional academic major for students interested in law school.

Required courses:

PHL 140 Encountering World Philosophies
PHL 210 Ethics
PHL 270 Seminar in the History of Philosophy
PHL 280 Logic
*PHL 285 Independent Reading Forum
PHL 401 Senior Presentation

One of the following courses:
PHL 301 Key Authors


PHL 310 Themes in Philosophy
PHL 311 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Philosophy
PHL 450 Undergraduate Research Symposium I
PHL 451 Undergraduate Research Symposium II

*Course must be taken 2 times in different semesters.