Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills with a Minor in Philosophy
This minor is offered on campus and online.
Your curiosity leaves you constantly questioning the world. You enjoy exploring different perspectives about life’s uncertainties. This philosophy minor from Post University encourages and helps you think critically, reasonably and carefully—a skill that’s relevant to any degree and highly valued by employers in all industries. This program could also be your first step toward an advanced philosophy degree or a graduate program in another area.
Your philosophy courses will train you to articulate your own ideas, deepen your self-awareness, develop a humane attitude and envision alternative ways of looking at things personally, professionally and as a member of the global community. Your required philosophy courses include introduction to philosophy, ethics and world religions. From there, you’ll round out your 15-credit-hour minor with your choice of two of the following elective philosophy classes:
- Eastern Philosophy
- Political Philosophy
- Understanding Our Universe
Your required philosophy courses will give you a fundamental understanding of what philosophy is all about. Depending on which electives you choose for your philosophy minor, you could take a deeper dive into different schools of thought—from Eastern influences for Taoism, Buddhism and more—examine the questions of the universe or explore questions of legitimacy and effectiveness in how we are governed. Each philosophy class is led by experienced faculty members who will help you open your mind about complex topics and learn how to apply your knowledge to your career.
What Can You Do with a Minor in Philosophy?
Upon completion of this philosophy minor, you’ll have developed the critical thinking and learning skills you need to question the world around you and find solutions to the challenges you see. Depending on your major, the philosophy courses in your program will prepare you with the professional tools you need for career opportunities in just about any field. Become a business professional, lead a non-profit, pursue additional graduate-level education and go into law, counseling, or more.
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At Post University, we are dedicated to creating a successful educational outcome for each and every student—both those who attend classes at our Waterbury, Connecticut, campus and online. That’s why we assign an academic advisor when you enroll, to provide you with personal guidance every step of the way.
Choose a minor program and university that fosters your inquisitiveness. If you’re interested in adding a philosophy minor to your degree, consider our bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or Human Services. Contact us today to learn more.
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