Philosophy Minor

Whatever your major, philosophy has connections to virtually every discipline. The communication, critical-thinking, analysis and organizational skills you acquire will serve you well in any profession.

All philosophy minors must complete a minimum of 27 credits toward the minor, with at least 12 units at the upper level. Choose courses that cover broad topics from philosophy of law and feminist philosophy to courses that cover different periods in civilization or diverse cultures worldwide. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Recognized Faculty

Faculty members are recognized in the discipline and have garnered recent awards, including the 2014 Rogers Prize for the best paper published in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and a 2014 Best Paper by a Junior Scholar award at the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism Conference. You will benefit from their years of experience and active involvement in the discipline.

WHY TOWSON University?

Small Class Sizes

Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.


The beautiful 322-acre campus is in close proximity to a number of places of worship and museums that provide a historical perspective on philosophy and religion. 

Scholarships and Awards

The department’s faculty award three essay prizes each year, and a scholarship for an undergraduate philosophy major. Learn more about all of the department’s scholarship opportunities.