Philosophy and Religious Studies


Minor in Philosophy


Students taking courses in Philosophy will find themselves confronted with some of the great questions that assail the thinking person. Insights and theories formulated by major philosophers of the Western and Eastern intellectual traditions are examined and the basic skills of philosophical thought are mastered. It is the aim of the Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies to teach each student to philosophize. Philosophy is offered as a minor only; there is no major in Philosophy.

Program requirements

A minor in Philosophy consists of 18 credits, at least 15 of which must be beyond 1000 level. The student should plan a minor program with a member of the division. The program must meet the following requirements:

  • at least 3 credits at the 2000 level
  • at least 3 credits at the 3000 level
  • at least 3 credits at the 4000 level