May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy Minor

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Course Requirements

Philosophy Core (18 credits)

  • Two 100/200 level philosophy (PHI) courses
  • Four 300/400 level philosophy (PHI) courses 


UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor requirements.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 18

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Program Distinction

A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • Developing writing skills to effectively communicate an argument and supporting reasons
    • Develop the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
    • Develop the ability to evaluate and critique arguments
    • Develop the ability to present a position and defend it from critique
  • Develop sophisticated analytical skills that can be used across subject domains
    • Develop the ability to identify and critique arguments in scholarly research and popular media
    • Develop the ability to evaluate arguments for validity and soundness
  • Develop a better understanding of normative considerations across subject domains
    • Develop an understanding of personal and professional moral obligations
    • Develop an understanding of foundational questions of justice and fairness

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