The study of philosophy enhances your baccalaureate degree program by providing you with a fuller understanding of the presuppositions of your discipline. Philosophy also strengthens your ability to think critically, to develop and defend arguments rationally, and to understand the logical, intellectual, and historical relationships among the various academic disciplines. In addition, you gain an understanding of the profound influence of philosophical ideas upon society, culture, and politics, which in turn greatly enhances your ability to work in multicultural settings.
Careers for which the minor in philosophy is especially well-suited include law and public service, education, social services, religious ministry, counseling psychology, the arts, journalism, and international relations.
The minor requires students to complete 15 hours in philosophy with a minimum grade of “C.” Courses taken on a pass/no credit basis may not be applied to the minor.