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Philosophy Minor

Program Overview

The philosophy minor offers you an opportunity to reflect upon the perennial questions regarding human freedom, morality, politics, the existence of God, and more, all with an emphasis on critical thinking and logical analysis. This minor is a perfect complement to disciplines such as business, pre-law, pre-medicine, nursing, and the humanities.

Program Concentrations

This program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.

Concentration Overview

The Philosophy concentration offers the student an opportunity to reflect upon the perennial questions regarding human freedom, morality, politics, the existence of God, and more, all with an emphasis on critical thinking and logical analysis. This concentration is a perfect complement to disciplines such as Business, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Nursing, and the humanities.

Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills as you express either your or another person’s ideas and positions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various approaches to philosophical questions from different historical periods and the ability to compare and contrast these approaches.
  • Apply philosophical theory, as well as consistency and logic to contemporary moral and political debate.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the relation between faith and reason.

Did you know that...

  • According to The New York Times, “Philosophy is one fundamental area of study that has found a new role in the high-tech world…In an information-based economy, people who can think conceptually are more and more valuable”?
  • Learning how to engage society’s dominant discourses and trends will set you apart from the majority of your peers?
  • Many of the top CEOs and entrepreneurs in America included the study of philosophy in their professional preparation?
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.

Admissions

Michelle L. Gilgannon

Faculty - Religious Studies

CAS - Religious Studies/Philosophy

mlgilgannon@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4047