Minor in Philosophy

Pythagoras is said to have coined the word philosophy which to the Greeks meant being a friend of wisdom.  While wisdom is intrinsically valuable and philosophy has tradition­ally been a central element in a liberal education, a philoso­phy minor also can provide students with transferable skills relevant to vocational success.  Students not only can be exposed to the nature of ethics and aesthetics but also to logic and how one comes to understand the limits of truth, knowledge, and intellectual justification.  Philosophy trains the individual to think rigorously and precisely, traits which are an especially good preparation for law school, as well as those professions in which the identification and solving of problems are important components of vocational success.