You should minor in philosophy if:

  • You want to be a deep and critical thinker.
  • You can passionately debate ideas while still promoting friendships.
  • You want to understand the reasoning behind different points of view. 
  • You like a challenge.

As a philosophy minor, you will learn to evaluate the logic behind important issues. Train your brain to think deeply and critically about topics that you may have thought you understood fully. Learn to develop your ideas, detect mistakes in your or others’ reasoning, and communicate clearly — skills that apply to any career, any discipline, and life in general!

A minor in philosophy uncovers the foundational role of reason in understanding the world. Study ethics, logic, knowledge, and philosophical issues in religion, law, business, science, psychology, and even pop culture.

Philosophy at UL Lafayette

What's Philosophy Like?

  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Reading & writing
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Theory
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Reasoning & critical thinking
    Rated 3 out of 3

Philosophy students, on average, score better on standardized tests for graduate school eligibility, including the GMAT, the LSAT, and the GRE.

Life as a Philosophy Minor