Philosophy, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N765

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Philosophy.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Philosophy, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

Choose one course from each of the following areas: 1
Ethics & Values3
Knowledge & Reality3
Philosophy in Society3
Choose additional Philosophy (PHIL) courses to complete the 18 total hour and 9 upper-division hour requirements9
Total Credit Hours18

The most current lists of courses fulfilling each of the area requirements are available on the Department of Philosophy website:

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.