The Undergraduate Minor in Philosophy

Want to 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.

Minor Requirements:

The Philosophy minor consists of 24 units, at least 20 of which must be upper-division, with courses distributed according to the listing below.
All courses to be applied to the minor must be completed on a letter-grade basis. This includes both courses offered in Philosophy and those offered by other departments and applied to the minor.
  • 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 133, 141, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166A, 167*, 168, 173, 175A, 175B, 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, 128, 129, 130, 131, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 143, 144, 145, 147, 149, 150A, 188, 189.

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

The most updated regulations for the Minor in Philosophy are listed in the General Catalog.

* PHIL 167 is not yet listed on official minor requirements sheet but will still be counted as listed above.

Want to add the Philosophy Minor? 

Adding the minor is easy -- just fill out the Intent to Minor in Philosophy Form here.

Need to drop? Fill out the Dropping the Philosophy Minor Form here

Finished Your Minor? 

Once the grade has been posted for your last course in the Philosophy minor, please fill out the form below. Please note that the form will be rejected if the grade for your last course in the minor has not yet been posted.

Philosophy Minor Clearance Form