Learn More and ApplyPhilosophy (Minor)


​The minor program is designed to complement the majors of other departments. It is designed also for those who, while not wishing to specialize in philosophy, nonetheless seek to pursue enduring questions, appraise contemporary values, and critically discuss topics of general human concern. (If you wish to use this program as an academic minor, check with your Department for permission and with the Department of Philosophy for sample programs.)

Course Requirements

​​​Any six PHL courses, at least two of which must be 300-level courses. Either PHL 100 or HON 105 can count towards the minor but not both of these introductory courses.

With permission a student may take PHL 391, our Capstone Seminar for Philosophy Majors, as part of their minor.

Transfer credit may be recognized. (Please note that PHL 100 or HON 105 or any 200-level PHL course is the prerequisite for all 300-level philosophy courses and for the 200-level History Sequence courses.)​

Students majoring in Philosophy (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.