Philosophy & Religious Studies

Minors in Philosophy or Religious Studies

Minor in Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts): 18 s.h.

A minor in philosophy is a valuable addition to any major.  Especially if you have an interest in law school or graduate school, taking philosophy courses will be a tremendous asset as you prepare to take a standardized exam like the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT.  Philosophy majors have the highest average scores on the GRE of all majors.  They also are in the top three of all majors for the GMAT and LSAT, but you need not major in philosophy to enjoy some of the benefits of philosophical training.  Every philosophy class emphasizes the development of the intellectual skills that lead to success on standardized exams and in future careers, especially critical thinking and argument analysis skills.  All philosophy courses also improve your ability to read and explain complex text and defend your own opinions coherently.

The minor requires that you complete a minimum of six courses (18 s.h.) in Philosophy, three of which (9 s.h.) must be 300 or 400 level courses.

Minor in Religious Studies (Bachelor of Arts): 18 s.h.

  1. REL 110, 111: 6 s.h.
  2. Complete any four Religious Studies courses (3 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level): 12 s.h.