Minors in Philosophy and Ethics

The Department of Philosophy offers two minors: a minor in Philosophy, and a minor in Ethics and Political Philosophy.  Our minors are open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking University of Maine students.

 Requirements for both minors:

  • At least 18 credits in Philosophy
  • At least 9 credits taken at 200 level or higher
  • At least 9 credits taken at the University of Maine
  • Minimum grade of C- for a course to count towards the minor
  • Minimum GPA in the minor of C (2.0)

Requirements for the minor in Philosophy:

  • PHI 210 History of Ancient Philosophy or PHI 312 History of Modern Philosophy (3 credits)
  • 15 additional credits in Philosophy

 Requirements for the minor in Ethics and Political Philosophy:

  • PHI 100 Contemporary Moral Problems or PHI 230 Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHI 240 Social and Political Philosophy (3 credits)
  • At least 3 courses from the following list: PHI 100, PHI 102, PHI 104, PHI 105, PHI 210, PHI 223, PHI 230, PHI 232, PHI 235, PHI 236, PHI 240, PHI 242, PHI 286, PHI 287, PHI 312, PHI 317, PHI 342, PHI 344, PHI 345, PHI 346, PHI 432 (9 credits)
  • 3 additional credits in Philosophy