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Philosophy Minor

Program Overview:

Philosophy is a journey on the road to wisdom, born out of wonder and fueled by questions.  “How do we know what to believe? What really matters in life? How can we decide right from wrong?" These are some of the big questions addressed by philosophers. The study of philosophy develops the power of individuals to think carefully and critically, analyze complex problems, and make ethically informed decisions. Philosophy offers students the opportunity to form their own big ideas in light of the rich, shared, intellectual heritage that is the birthright of anyone who ever asked "Why?"

Program Contacts:

Dr. Laura Weed

Chair, Philosophy & Religious Studies Department


Minor Requirements (18 credits):

Required Courses:

PHI 102Ethics and Values


PHI 110Invitation to Philosophy


PHI 141Critical Thinking


Any three additional Philosophy courses (9 credits)