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Philosophy (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Philosophy explores the ideas, values, principles, and arguments through which we shape our lives and our learning.

Trinity’s mission as a Catholic university committed to the empowerment of women, and to the advancement of social justice, calls for an in-depth analysis of the ways in which philosophical ideas both contribute to and militate against the human flourishing of people of all genders, races, classes, and ethnic groups. The Philosophy minor program offers the opportunity for such analysis.

What do we know? What must we do? What can we hope for?
In order to answer these and other questions, our philosophy program examines and explores the ways in which we know (or claim to know) things. The study of philosophy takes curiosity, imagination and the ability both to “see the big picture” and to think about the big questions. In our philosophy courses, therefore, students practice their analytical skills and hone their ability to abstract clear meaning from a text.

The Philosophy Program supports Trinity’s general education curriculum with its emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of human knowledge. The courses offered emphasize the foundational assumptions of the traditional disciplines and examine the ways in which these assumptions are interrelated. A minor in Philosophy serves students well for careers in law, government service and graduate school in any of the social sciences or humanities.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the philosophical foundations underpinning our law and government
  • Understand logic systems used in business, tech and more
  • Become versed in the philosophical conversation around ethics and justice

Global Careers

  • Teacher / Professor
  • Executive Administrator or Manager
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Lawyer
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Counselor
  • Software Developer
  • Non-Profit Administrator

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Philosophy (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).