View information for the Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages, including Learning Objectives for the department and its Programs.

The philosophy minor is ideal for students majoring in other fields who desire concentrated study in areas of philosophical thinking relevant to their personal or professional development.


To qualify for this academic minor, students must complete the required number of units with a minimum GPA  of 2.0 (C).

(18 units minimum)

Complete a minimum of 18 units of philosophy coursework chosen in consultation with a department adviser.  Of these 18 units; at least 12 units must represent upper-division coursework. Students are encouraged to tailor their philosophy minor to emphasize philosophical issues and methods relevant to their field of interest or professional goals, with guidance from the Department Chair.

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Updated: November 09, 2023