Why Elms for your Philosophy minor?

  • Creatively apply insights about human nature, morality, and ethics to your major.
  • Grapple with questions central to the liberal arts and humanities, and reinterpret them for modern life.

Engage with the Central Questions of Human Experience

Earning a minor in philosophy opens your mind to new ideas, and challenges you to form your own theories about human existence, behavior, perception, and experience. Your coursework covers a wide range of perspectives on the discipline, including theories of human nature, applications of ethics, and even the philosophy of art and aesthetics.

Students who study philosophy often discover that it becomes the conceptual foundation of their major. They also acquire analytical skills that transfer to many career paths, including law, education, business, communications, and the sciences.


Click to view course requirements for the Philosophy minor.

Required Courses

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
PHI 1000Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 1001Critical Thinking3


Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
Choose four PHI electives12