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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

You can declare the minor in Philosophy through your Student Center in Lion PATH.  You can view a tutorial using this link: https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/UpdateAcademics/.  Please make sure you meet with an adviser to ensure appropriate course selection.