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Philosophy Minor Description

Many students find that their studies in their major field can be profitably supplemented by pursuing their studies in Philosophy. The Philosophy minor is designed for students who desire a significant background in Philosophy while majoring in a different field. Students from many disciplines pursue Philosophy minors, including English, History, Physics, Mathematics, Management Studies, and so on. Declaring a minor in Philosophy will allow you to continue your Philosophy studies throughout your degree, and you will receive a certificate in Philosophy when you graduate.

Minor Requirements

Students must take 18 credits in philosophy, chosen with the Philosophy Adviser. Six of these credits must be at the 400 level. The remaining 12 credits are normally to be chosen from the 200 level (6 credits) and the 00 or 100 level (6 credits) though some substitutions may be approved by the adviser.

  • Six (6) Credits at the 00 or 100 level
  • Six (6) Credits at the 200 level
  • Six (6) Credits at the 400 level

How to Declare

To declare a minor in Philosophy, you must first get the declaration form either from the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies website, from the Philosophy Department office or from the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies Office in 101 Sparks. Take the form to the Undergraduate Adviser for Philosophy. (You must see the Adviser personally, so don't leave the form with the staff assistant.) The adviser will discuss the requirements with you, and then both you and the Philosophy adviser will sign the form. Then you must take the form and have it signed by your adviser in your major field, and return the signed form to the staff assistant in the Philosophy office.