Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Philosophy

The Minor in Philosophy, which is administered by the Department of Philosophy, will broaden students’ understanding of philosophical issues, assist them in learning to think critically, and to apply this knowledge and understanding to their chosen field of study.

This  minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Philosophy.

Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy

Complete 18 to 20 credits from the following:  
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
  PHL 330 Formal Reasoning 4
  PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
  PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
  PHL 211 Modern Philosophy 3
3. Complete one 400-level philosophy course (3 or 4 credits)  
4. Complete an additional 9 credits in philosophy courses as approved by the academic advisor.