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Ethics & Social Philosophy Minor

What Will I Learn?

This 21 credit program (7 courses) requires one introductory course (PHI 102 Introduction to Philosophy, PHI 210 History of Western Philosophy to 1500, or PHI 211 History of Western Philosophy from 1500), one logic course (typically PHI 213 Symbolic Logic), and PHI 104 Moral Problems.

What is Unique About Our Program?

To complete the minor, students choose one course in either ethical or political theory, two courses in applied ethics, and either PHI 419 Topics in Philosophical Ethics or PHI 444 Philosophy and Culture. Students will select these courses in consultation with an advisor.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

The philosophy program teaches you highly marketable skills, and provides a broad perspective on the world that will enable you to have a successful career. Philosophy provides a solid foundation for anyone planning to pursue an advanced professional degree in law, library science, education, divinity and theology, public administration, or business.

Most people with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy have careers in education, business, government, public service, community activism, or some other profession. Some people practice philosophy in private enterprise and government, especially given the increasing concern with ethical questions in these areas. Some philosophy majors will pursue an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in philosophy or a related field such as English literature, history, anthropology, or computer science.

Whatever your career goals the philosophy program at SUNY Plattsburgh is a great place to start. It provides the skills and education you need to succeed. If you have any questions about careers and philosophy, please feel free to contact any member of the department.

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