Philosophy and Law Minor

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Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy and Law

18 credits, including:

PH-231Philosophy of Law3
PH-240Political Theory3
Select a minimum of one logic course:3
Critical Thinking
Logic I
Select a minimum of one ethics courses:3
Ethics: Human Conduct & Values
Medical Ethics
Business Ethics
Social and Political Ethics
Select a minimum of one history of philosophy courses:3
Ancient Western Philosophy
History of Modern Western Philosophy 1600-1800
19th Century European Philosophy
Selected Topics: 20th-21st Century Western Philosophy
Any elective philosophy course if sixth course is not from one of the lists above.
Race, Gender, and the Law
Logic II
Genocide and Human Rights
Mass Violence Against Women
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of History
Total Credits18

Minors should contact the Chair of the Philosophy Department to arrange for departmental advising, and they should select their philosophy courses in consultation with their departmental advisor. Advising can include support for a student’s graduate, law, or other professional school application process.

In addition to the Minor in Philosophy and Law, WSU has multiple 3+3 Law Degree Agreements, with the UMass School of Law and the Western New England University School of Law.  More information about these programs can be found at