St. Joseph's University’s philosophy courses provide an excellent foundation for professional study in law, history, education, the natural and social sciences, and religious studies. Our program challenges students to think critically while studying a history of ideas and various perspectives.
Philosophy, the love of wisdom, is at the heart of a liberal arts education. It questions and interprets a full range of human experiences while analytically examining the assumptions, methods and claims of other bodies of knowledge represented in the curriculum, including its own.
A minor allows you to build your academic record by highlighting areas of interest and sustained study beyond that of your major. A minor in Philosophy requires 18 credits. PHI 123 and PHI 124 are required, along with 12 additional credits chosen from the course offerings (9 must be above the 100 level).