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Last updated 5 April 2016

The Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy Minor provides students with the critical skills of philosophical analysis while they take courses on a wide variety of issues central to everyone’s existence. Students will get a solid grasp of the major philosophers, movements, and topics of philosophical debate that continue to shape our lives and how we act.

Requirements for the Philosophy Minor:

  • Five philosophy courses from the 200 level or above.
  • At least one course must be at the 400 level.
  • Students who have taken at least two philosophy courses are encouraged to take the Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 416).
  • Students must have an average of at least 2.0 for the five courses.

Note: Philosophy Majors are not eligible to take this minor.

How to sign up for the Philosophy minor:

  1. Obtain a “Minor Authorization Form” from the Office of the Registrar (online here: Non-Restricted Forms) or from the Liberal Arts Office of Student Services (2nd floor of Liberal Arts). The Philosophy minor code is PHIL-MN.
  2. Meet with the Philosophy Minor advisor (see below).
  3. After obtaining the advisor’s signature, have the form signed by the head of your own department.
  4. Take the completed form to the Registrar’s office for processing.

For further information, contact the
Philosophy Minor Advisor:
Professor John T. Sanders
Department of Philosophy
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Phone: (585) 475-2465
Office: Liberal Arts-3112