Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Philosophy Minor


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Program Description


Since the time of Socrates, the study of philosophy has cultivated the skills needed for leadership in the midst of cultural change: how to ask questions, think critically and imaginatively, and reason effectively about cultural, moral, and political values and beliefs, including those that prevail within professions. Hence, the philosophy minor is a powerful complement to any major and signifies a capacity for leadership.

Many of the courses required for minors may also fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category. For more information, see the General Education Requirements section. Some courses required for minors may also satisfy courses required for majors. Students pursuing a minor should notify and consult with the appropriate department chair and complete the appropriate paperwork with the Registrar’s Office so that it can be noted on the transcript. 

Program Highlights


Degree: N/A

Required Credits: 15

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/philosophy

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Minor Requirements (15 credits)


Select any five courses with the PHIL prefix.  At least one of the courses must be a 200 level course or above.

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