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Philosophy

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Philosophy Minor?

Philosophy is the basis of any discipline, whether it is science, math, medicine, literature, legal studies, history or technology. As a result, philosophy allows students the opportunity to discover the intellectual history and cultural context to any area of study. In addition, the minor allows students to develop writing and critical thinking skills that are essential to job placement and advancement.

Admission Requirements

This philosophy minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. John Gray
PHONE: 231-591-3515
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Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Ancient Through Medieval
3
Modern Philosophy
3
Choose One:
Introduction to Ethics
3
or
Introduction to Logic
3
Electives (choose 9 credits)
Introduction to Philosophy
3
Philosophy of Sex and Love
3
Ethics in Health Care
3
Feminist and Gender Theory
3
Contemporary Philosophy
3
Political & Social Philosophy
3
Biomedical Ethics
3
Comparative Religions
3
Eastern Religions
3
Western Religions
3
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