A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
What is a Philosophy minor good for? Everything. Reduced to its most basic concept, philosophy simply teaches students how to think. Student aren't told what to believe. They are challenged to determine what is true. A minor in philosophy teaches students how to form an argument, how to persuade others to see the world in a new way, and how to make the world a better place. Employers frequently seek out graduates with a foundational understanding of philosophy because they are motivated, learn quickly, adapt well, and build on their knowledge. A Philosophy minor complements degrees in law, politics, business, economics or information systems.
A Philosophy minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- International Relations
- Strategic Communication
- Public Administration
- Computer Science