Program overview

Explore fundamental questions about persons and the universe with a minor in philosophy. You’ll formulate ideas and confirm your position on topics including the meaning of life, reality, and how art, history, religion and science contribute to our understanding of the world and our place in it.

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Minor requirements

Our 18-credit minor features an introductory course in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle, as well as a wide range of electives for you to choose from.


Philosophy (Minor)

Nikki Shepardson

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Department of History and Philosophy

Lynch Adler Hall

nshepardson [at]


Academic Focus: History

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