The study of philosophy encourages students to think deeply and critically about reality, our relationship to the world, reasoning, and values. The History of Philosophy Minor combines a focus on the history of Western philosophy, from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century, with the flexibility to pursue your personal philosophical interests.
What You'll Study
Engage with some of history’s greatest thinkers
Faculty bring a wide variety of perspectives to the field
The Philosophy faculty have a wide variety of interests, including metaphysics, epistemology, theoretical and applied ethics, aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and public philosophy (e.g., philosophy for children).
Explore your interests through research, internships, and more
When You Graduate
Philosophy prepares you for a good life – in every respect
Philosophy builds skills in critical thinking, comprehension, problem solving, and oral and written communication that are essential for any career, and also enables you to critically consider the values that will guide you through life.
The critical thinking skills gained through the study of philosophy are valuable for any industry, and positions held by Trinity alumni are diverse and wide-ranging.
- Information Science
- Policy and Law
- Social Work