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Philosophy Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 38.0101 Philosophy)

Department of Philosophy

135 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Professor Neil E. Williams

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Philosophy Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

UB undergraduates with a GPA of 2.000 or higher and a C or better in at least one prior philosophy course may complete an application to minor in philosophy.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Recommended include PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy, PHI 105 Contemporary Moral Problems, and PHI 107 Introduction to Ethics.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:44