Becoming A Philosophy Minor
To suit the needs of a wide variety of students, we try to keep the Philosophy Minor Program as flexible as possible. It is generally possible to substitute alternative Philosophy courses for the ones specified in the catalog description of the minor. The Philosophy Minor Advisors, Professor Jenkins, Lynch, or Brown, will be happy to discuss with you the available options for customizing the Philosophy Minor program to your needs.
To apply for the Philosophy minor please fill out the Philosophy Minor Declaration form and return it to the Philosophy Department for processing. Make sure to indicate which catalog you are using for your major degree program (you can verify this information on your PolyProfile). This declaration form goes to the CLA Advisors and then to the Graduation Evaluations office and, once processed, allows you to track your progress towards completing the Philosophy minor. If you follow the default path towards the Philosophy minor, then there is nothing else you need to do to complete the minor besides completing the coursework. You need no approval of any electives that meet the basic requirements of the minor. If you need approval of any substitutions for the requirements of the minor, you would need to fill out another declaration form to be signed and processed before graduation. Generally, it is best to declare the minor early, discuss any substitutions through a Philosophy minor advisor, and then submit a revised declaration form once you have enrolled in any coursework that would count as a substitution for a minor requirement.
Note that those who would be subject to the requirements of an earlier catalog can have those requirements met with substitutions.
If you have any questions about the Philosophy minor, please contact advisors Professor Jenkins, Lynch, or Brown.