Philosophy (Minor)

Why Choose Philosophy?

Philosophy minors take on some of the biggest questions that have ever been asked, and learn how to evaluate them using rigorous arguments. Students minoring in philosophy develop valuable career skills, such as reading and understanding complex materials, making logical arguments, explaining ideas clearly and coherently in oral and written form, and thinking about things from multiple perspectives.  Thus, when you add a philosophy minor to your bachelor’s degree, you will gain experience thinking critically, equipping you with the ability to analyze a problem or a situation from multiple angles. 

What Will You Learn?

Select six PHIL courses beyond PHIL 110, Critical Thinking. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor requirements. For minor requirements, see the FSU Undergraduate Catalog.

What Will You Do?

The practical skills that are gained with a minor in philosophy are applicable within a variety of fields, whether you are studying business, biology, nursing, or any discipline in the social sciences. Unsurprisingly, Philosophy has been called the “ultimate transferable job skill.” In short, supplementing your university degree with a philosophy minor can be a great way to prepare yourself with the essential tools you will need to solve complex problems in the future.  

All in all, a minor in Philosophy can show employers you are capable of thinking independently about challenging questions. It teaches you to ask the big questions that are vital to the public discourse. Further, it teaches you critical thinking skills that last a lifetime. 

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club provides opportunities for students to explore philosophical issues of particular interest. Guest presenters, as well as students in the club, explain and defend their philosophical ideas and participate in lively but contentious discussion.