Philosophy

 

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Department Head: Dr. Bob Willoughby
Advising Coordinator: Debbie Findlay
Phone: 479.788.7433

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Minor

The Philosophy minor provides a student with an opportunity to greatly improve his or her critical thinking and conceptual/linguistic skills. The ability to reason and communicate well is becoming crucial in an era when employers are looking for highly adaptable thinkers who are adept at solving problems. Furthermore, students planning to apply to law school and other professional graduate programs would benefit from taking a minor in Philosophy, emphasizing logic and critical thinking skills.

Why should you choose to minor in Philosophy?

Philosophy strives, above all, to develop the intellectual virtues, a minor can serve as a valuable complement to any educational plan. For example:
  • Natural science students would benefit most from the study of logic and epistemology
  • Social science students would benefit from the philosophical study of the human person and ethics
  • History students would benefit from the political philosophy
  • Serves as a base for later undergraduate or graduate work in the discipline.

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