The Undergraduate Minor in Philosophy

Studying Philosophy encourages critical and careful thinking—skills which are applicable everywhere—so pursuing a minor in Philosophy can be beneficial for students in any field.

Required

  • Phil 3 or 183 (Phil 183 applies to the upper-division units required).

  • 20 upper-division units are required, distributed as follows:

    • 3 courses according to one of the following two options:

      • 2 courses from: 100 A-B-C-D-E-F, 116 and either:

        • 1 course from Phil 151, 152, 153, 156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166A, 176, or

        • 1 course from Phil 20A-B-C (but units from 20A-B-C will not count toward the 20 upper-division units required).

      • 3 courses from Phil 100A, 108, 121, 122, 126, 129, 131, 133, 134, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 150A, 188.

    • Elective upper-division Phil classes to bring total of 20 upper-division units (usually 8–12 units).

Regulations for the Minor in Philosophy are listed in the General Catalog.