Minor in Philosophy of Justice
Major in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy of Justice

School of Arts and Sciences


This minor is designed to provide an introduction to the discipline of philosophy for students seeking careers in law, criminal justice or government.  Students should consult their major advisers and faculty in the philosophy department about the appropriateness of this minor.

The main goal of the program is to help students develop the ethical and logical thinking skills required to be successful professionals.  A second goal is to help students gain entrance into law or graduate school by preparing them for the LSAT or GRE exam, and by having completion of the minor indicated on their transcripts. 

Total credit hours required for minor: 15

CourseCredit HoursYear Taken
Ethics Component
One of the following:3 
Philosophy 107Ethics 1,2
Philosophy 108Professional Ethics 1,2
Philosophy 205History of Ancient Philosophy 2,3,4
Critical Thinking Component
One of the following:3 
Philosophy 101Critical Thinking 1,2
Philosophy 206History of Modern Philosophy 2,3,4
One of the following:3 
Philosophy 315Theories of Knowledge 3,4
Philosophy 375Symbolic Logic 3,4
Relevant Topics Component
One of the following:3 
Philosophy 335Philosophy of Law 3,4
Philosophy 345Political Ethics 3,4
Philosophy 425Theories of Justice 3,4
One course at 300-level or higher:3 
(Course to be determined in consultation with the Chair of Philosophy.  May be philosophy or non-philosophy courses.  Must be related to, but not required for, the student's major.  Must have philosophical content related to law, justice or government.)


Christopher A. Riddle, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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