Philosophy (Minor)

Philosophy is the study of how we think about society, the world, and the universe. It considers the broad, fundamental questions humans ask about existence, love, knowledge, ethics, and more.

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As a Minor in Philosophy, you'll study the great philosophers and consider the core questions that humans have long been asking. Students can choose from wide-ranging topics to study such as ancient philosophy, twentieth-century philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of free speech.

Program Overview

Explore the history of human inquiry into the ways we think about society, the world, and the universe. You'll study the great philosophers and consider the core questions that humans have long been asking about existence, love, knowledge, ethics, and more.

Career Opportunities

The Minor in Philosophy will expand your critical thinking and text-analysis skills. It is a great choice for students interested in the following fields:

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Teaching

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of philosophy courses at or above the 300-level.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Featured Faculty

Elisabeth Hildt
Professor of Philosophy Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Warren Schmaus
Professor of Philosophy Associate Chair of Humanities
JD Trout
John and Mae Calamos Endowed Chair in Philosophy