Philosophy, Minor

Philosophy addresses questions and theories related to morality, society, religion, and the natural and social sciences. Course work in philosophy provides students with an understanding of the methods and traditions of philosophical thought, as well as opportunities to critically and collaboratively reflect on the nature of the world and the human situation in it. Through readings, discussion, and writing, students examine questions concerning the validity of moral judgments, political ideas, and scientific theories, as well as questions about values and social policy in such areas as law, medicine, and technology.

Course work in philosophy significantly strengthens study in other areas. Many students find that their studies in their major can be beneficially supplemented by pursuing studies in philosophy. Declaring a minor in philosophy will allow you to continue your philosophical studies throughout your time at Northeastern University.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
or POLS 2325 Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
PHIL 2330Modern Philosophy4

Elective Courses

Complete three courses in philosophy and religion.12

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor