Undergraduate Philosophy Minor

The philosophy minor requires course work in two traditional core fields of philosophy, and enables students to choose an area of concentration to provide breadth in their course of study. A student must complete 27 credit hours in philosophy with the following provisions:

  • 12 credits must be from upper division philosophy courses (300 or 400 level);
  • At least 3 of the 12 upper division credits must come from 400 level course work;
  • Students must receive a grade of C- or above in any philosophy course counting toward the minor;
  • With the exception of one elective course, courses graded S/U will not count toward fulfilling the minor requirements

History of Philosophy(One required class from the following):

  • PHL 301: Greek and Roman Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHL 302: Modern Philosophy thru Hume (4 credits)
  • PHL 303: Kant and 19th century Philosophy (4 credits)

Logic (One required class from the following):

  • PHL 101: Critical Thinking (4 credits)
  • PHL 121: Reasoning and Writing (3 credits)
  • PHL 321: Deductive Logic (4 credits)
  • PHL 325: Scientific Reasoning (4 credits)
  • PHL 421: Mathematic Logic (3 credits)

Area of Concentration

Students must arrange a minor area of concentration with approval of a faculty advisor. 

Electives As many courses as needed to complete the total credit requirement of 27 hours.
Total must include 12 credits of upper-division with at least 3 credits at the 400 level.

Your undergraduate philosophy advior, David Arnold, is ready to help you with any and all questions about majoring or minoring in philosophy. Email him at arnoldd@onid.orst.edu, or stop by his office at Hovland 02B.