Skip to main content
MenuSearch & Directory

Philosophy, Minor

Saint Louis University offers a minor in philosophy that can be completed in 18 credits. 

A philosophy minor helps students with other majors explore their own meaning and purpose as well as the moral and conceptual foundations of their primary fields of study. 

Required Courses
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
or CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy
PHIL 2050Ethics3
Philosophy Electives
Select four 3000 or 4000 level courses.12
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students must have a GPA of 2.00 in philosophy minor coursework to be retained in the minor.

Philosophy Electives 

PHIL 3250
Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3300
Philosophy of the Human Person
PHIL 3360
Medical Ethics
PHIL 3380
Business Ethics
PHIL 3400
Ethics & Engineering
PHIL 3420
Environmental and Ecological Ethics
PHIL 3430
Philosophy of Law
PHIL 3450
Disaster Narratives
PHIL 3480
Jewish Life: Bible to Middle Ages
PHIL 3490
Jewish Life: Middle Ages to Modern Times
PHIL 3510
Philosophy in Film
PHIL 3600
Science and Religion
PHIL 3910
PHIL 3930
Special Topics
PHIL 3980
Independent Study
PHIL 4040
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 4090
Topics in Advanced Logic
PHIL 4120
Topics in Epistemology
PHIL 4150
Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4160
Philosophy and Physics
PHIL 4190
Gender and Science
PHIL 4210
Topics in Metaphysics
PHIL 4260
Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4280
Biology and Mind
PHIL 4310
Topics in Ethics
PHIL 4320
Feminism and the History of Ethics
PHIL 4350
Survey of Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 4360
Topics in Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 4400
History of Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 4500
Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 4570
Latin Paleography
PHIL 4600
History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 4720
Topics Continental Philosophy
PHIL 4740
Philosophy of Karl Marx
PHIL 4750
Latin American Philosophy
PHIL 4760
Spanish Philosophy
PHIL 4800
Topics and Movements in Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 4810
Philosophy of Feminism
PHIL 4820
Philosophy and Race
PHIL 4840
Catholic Social Thought
PHIL 4850
Topics in Philosophical Anthropology
PHIL 4910
PHIL 4930
Special Topics
PHIL 4980
Advanced Independent Study

Students can complete all or part of the philosophy minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid.

Learn More