Philosophy Minor

Philosophy explores logical explanations of reality, knowledge and morality. This minor provides students with a basic understanding of the history of Western philosophy, complimenting majors in religion, literature, the arts, history and science.

Unique Features

The philosophy minor introduces students to logic, critical thinking and philosophical ethics. Texts from both ancient and modern philosophers are explored, and optional courses discuss theology and ethics, the philosophy of history and religion and the history of political theory, among other topics.

Our Graduates

The study of philosophy develops in students the ability to think logically and ethically; this ability can be useful in any professional environment, but is especially valuable in careers in ministry, data management, business development and non-profit leadership.


General Education or Other Prerequisites

  • PHIL-100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Required Courses (21-23 Units)

  • PHIL-103 Logic and Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHIL-110 Introduction to Philosophical Ethics (3)
  • PHIL-330 Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric (4)
  • PHIL-335 Modern Philosophy (4)

Select two of the following:

  • PHIL-333 Medieval Philosophy (3)
  • BUS-365 Business Ethics (3)
  • PHIL-393 Twentieth Century Western Thought (3)
  • PHIL-405 Philosophy of Religion (3)
  • PHIL-430 American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL-450 History of Political Theory and Ideas (3)
  • PHIL-455 Philosophy of Language (3)
  • PHIL-460 Philosophy of History (3)
  • PHIL-470 History and Philosophy of Science (4)
  • PHIL-481 Navajo Philosophy and Ethics (3)

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