Philosophy Minor

Department of Philosophy

Caldwell Hall, 240 East Cameron, CB# 3125

(919) 962-7291

Professor Mariska Leunissen, Director of Undergraduate Studies

The principal goal of the study of philosophy is to enable students to think more clearly, deeply, and appreciatively about themselves and their world. Study of philosophy enhances analytical, critical, and interpretive capacities that are applicable to any subject matter in almost any context.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Five philosophy (PHIL) courses, including at least one course in each of three of the four areas listed below. 115
History of philosophy: courses above 100 with a second digit of 1 or 2
Metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language: courses above 100 with a second digit of 3 or 4
Logic and philosophy of science: courses above 100 with a second digit of 5
Value theory: courses above 100 with a second digit of 6, 7, or 8
Total Hours15

No more than three courses may be numbered 199 or below.

Philosophy (PHIL) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.