The philosophy minor provides in-depth learning about the aims, methods and texts of philosophy. Philosophical study fosters openness of mind, development of reasoned opinions, and critical and creative thinking and writing skills. It leads to deeper understanding of intellectual history and engagement with the meaning and value of human life.
Students ask questions such as: What is right and wrong? What is real? Does God exist? Are we free? What is art? How do gender, race and class affect us? How should we organize government? What is law?
Philosophy students gain excellent preparation for graduate school and professional careers.
The minor in philosophy can be combined with any baccalaureate degree.
Additional Curricula Opportunities
Students who go on to further studies in law, medicine, veterinary practice and physical therapy can combine any Colby-Sawyer major with a course of study that will prepare them for the next academic step.