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Philosophy Minor


In addition to meeting all University of Oregon Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree, students must meet the following requirements to complete a Minor in Philosophy:

1. Credits, Course Levels and Grades:

24 credits earned from Philosophy courses

  • Upper Division: At least 16 credits must be earned via Upper-Division courses (300 or 400-level).
  • Residence: At least 12 credits must be from courses taken in residence (i.e. at UO).
  • Grades: All credits must be earned via courses completed with a grade of C- or higher. No more than 8 credits may be earned from courses graded P/NP.

2. Required Courses:

  • History of Philosophy: At least two of the following courses:
    PHIL 310: History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
    PHIL 311: History of Philosophy: Modern
    PHIL 312: History of Philosophy: 19th Century
  • Authors Course:
    At least one 400-level course that focuses on the works of specific philosophers (e.g. Plato, Kant, Dewey, Beauvoir, Arendt, etc.).*

*Often the History of Philosophy courses are prerequisites for Authors courses, which are typically recommended for third and fourth-year students. Consult the catalog or course schedule for details.

Minor Requirements Checklist:

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