Philosophy Minor

A philosophy minor is a great way to complement other majors at Grand View. Our courses will prepare you to thinking critically and problem-solve beyond the classroom—they will also help you transfer these skills to your major and your professional career.

For students planning to take advanced degrees, a minor in philosophy can easily be designed to complement any of the standard requirements for beginning post-graduate study. Those entering a teaching field, from the elementary level on, will find philosophical studies valuable both for their perspective on various academic subjects and for their contribution to critical thinking and effective communication.

If you are interested in developing these skills in a way that will enrich your major, a philosophy minor is for you!

Why Grand View?

  • A philosophy minor helps you stand out when you apply for jobs.
  • A philosophy minor complements any major when you apply for graduate school.
  • A philosophy minor can be completed efficiently and in tandem with any major.
  • A philosophy minor provides an excellent preparation for law school and other professional programs, as well as a solid foundation for a career in business, teaching, writing, or public service.
Career Options

With this minor, you may go on to a successful career in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Public Relations
  • Education
  • Writing / Editing
  • Journalism
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
Course Requirements

Philosophy Minor (18 credits)

PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
PHIL 210 Introduction to Ethics 3 credits
PHIL 311 Ancient and Medieval Philosophers 3 credits
PHIL / POLS 312 Modern Philosophers 3 credits

Additional Courses (select 6 credits)

PHIL / MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 3 credits
PHIL 305 Human Nature 3 credits
PHIL 325 Bioethics 3 credits
PHIL 430 Special Topics 1 - 4 credits

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