Major & Minors

The philosophy curriculum covers the traditional areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and aesthetics. With a major and five minors, Trinity's philosophy department prepares students to pursue the Ph.D. in philosophy or other advanced degrees in related disciplines.

Major

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The major in philosophy covers traditional areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and aesthetics. It also offers courses that are not commonly found in undergraduate philosophy departments, such as Hellenistic Philosophy, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Culture, Non-Classical Logics, and Biomedical Ethics.

Minors

Minor in Philosophy

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of philosophy courses, 15 of which must be upper division. The minor covers both classical and early modern philosophy.

Minor in Ethics

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of philosophy courses, 9 of which must be upper division. The minor may cover environmental, biomedical, political, and legal ethics.

Minor in Philosophy of Art

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of philosophy courses, 9 of which must be upper division. The minor may cover film, music, literature, and aesthetics.

Minor in Logic and the Philosophy of Cognition

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of philosophy courses, 9 of which must be upper division. The minor covers logic, reasoning, and the philosophies of science and mind.

Minor in History of Philosophy

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours of philosophy courses, 12 of which must be upper division. The minor covers the whole history of philosophy, from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century.