• Overview

    Students are introduced to philosophical traditions, approaches, questions, and ways of thinking. Learn more about the Philosophy program.


    Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major below.)


    Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy

    The minor in Philosophy requires completion of the following five (5) courses:
    Two Core Courses

    LPHI 2010 Philosophy 1: Ancient
    LPHI 2020 Philosophy 2: Modern

    Three Additional Philosophy Courses. Of these, all must be 3000-level or higher. Only one can be a cross-listed course or another course taken outside the concentration; this course must be approved by the chair.

    Total credits: 20

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect philosophy as an academic minor; however, they can pursue a deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor and read more about the self-designed option at Lang.