Minor in Philosophy
A minor in philosophy is an excellent complement to any major. It is particularly appropriate for those contemplating a career in law, business administration, public service, politics, education or religion.
Students who wish to minor in philosophy must take at least 15 hours in courses in philosophy, including at least 9 semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours in philosophy may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. (A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counting toward the minor.)
Minor in Law and Ethics
A study of the philosophy of the law can deepen our understanding of the proper foundations, limits, and applications of legal authority. Legal theorists often consider the meaning of legal doctrine but philosophers of law help to frame the ethical considerations that guide and constrain the law. The minor in law and ethics gives students the skills and knowledge needed for a critical assessment of law, especially in light of the principles of ethics and social values. The minor also improves argumentative, writing, and logical skills invaluable for law school and many other careers in legal fields. The minor in law and ethics is designed to be a complement to any major. Students with majors in the humanities or social sciences planning a career in law, public service, advocacy, or policy are particularly encouraged to consider the minor in law and ethics.