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Students who take the Minor in Philosophy are required to complete 15 hours of courses in selected fields of philosophy with a grade of C or better, including (A) a course in the history of philosophy (3 credit hours), (B) a course in normative (ethics and ethics-related) philosophy (3 credit hours), and (C) a course other than one in normative philosophy, but not including logic or the history of philosophy (3 credit hours).

The Minor Adviser will determine whether courses transferred from other institutions qualify for the minor. No more than two transferred courses may count toward the minor. Note also that no more than two courses may be "double-counted" toward both the minor and the departmental requirements of a major.

Courses for the Minor in Philosophy

(A) Courses in the history of philosophy (3 credit hours)

(B) Courses in normative philosophy (3 credit hours)

(C) Courses other than normative philosophy, logic, or history of philosophy (but note that PHI 205 and PHI 210 may not both be used toward the minor) (3 credit hours)

(D) Elective Courses: Any two PHI or LOG courses at 200 level or above (6 credit hours)


  1. As soon as you are ready to declare the minor, you should complete and sign the NC State “Declare a Minor” form (available here) and bring it to the Department’s Student Services Assistant, Ms. Stephanie Wilson, in Withers Hall, Room 340.
  2. Ms. Wilson will obtain the required departmental signatures and submit the form to Registration and Records on your behalf so that a minor degree audit can be added to your record.
  3. You should consult with the Minor Adviser, Dr. John Carroll, during each registration period to ensure that you are making headway toward completing the requirements of the minor.
  4. After registering for your last semester and before submitting your on-line application to graduate, you should complete a “Minor Certification Form” with Ms. Stephanie Wilson in Withers Hall, Room 340.