Philosophy Minor

Course Requirements

Students must have taken or currently be enrolled in at least one lower-division philosophy course in order to declare the minor. Students declare by contacting the undergraduate advisor, who will develop an individual academic plan and complete a Petition for Major/Minor Declaration form. Students should contact in order to declare.

A minor in philosophy consists of seven of the 11 courses required for the major, and will meet the following distribution requirements:

Lower-Division Courses

The following course:

PHIL 9Introductory Symbolic Logic



One other course numbered below PHIL 100A, with the exception of PHIL 8.

Transfer students should check for articulation agreements.

Upper-Division Courses

History of Philosophy

One of following courses:

PHIL 100AAncient Greek Philosophy


PHIL 100BThe Rationalists


PHIL 100CThe Empiricists



Four additional upper-division courses numbered 100A or above.  This includes one in value theory and two in metaphysics and/or epistemology (see Philosophy B.A. course requirements for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement).

Course Substitution Policy

One upper-division course substitution may be considered, but lower-division courses may not be substituted for an upper-division requirement. Lower-division courses completed elsewhere may also be considered. Substitution requests are to be made via petition to and are subject to approval by the undergraduate program director. There is no senior exit requirement for the minor.

For the sequence in which courses must be taken, see Major Requirements.

Letter Grade Policy

This program does not have a letter grade policy.