Philosophy - Minor

Studying philosophy at St. Kate’s helps students develop skills they can use to expose and question hidden assumptions, challenge perceived authorities and problematic traditions, and engage a wide range of perspectives on some of life’s most fundamental questions.

Our courses are women-centered. Our courses engage diverse philosophical perspectives. And our courses teach students how to apply philosophical thinking to their everyday lives.

Studying philosophy helps prepare students for a career by developing skills in communication, critical thinking and creativity, leadership and collaboration, and ethics and social justice.


Everyone in the College for Women is welcome to become a philosophy minor. Students take at least five philosophy courses and two of them will be upper-division courses (3000-level or above). Students get to choose all of their courses based on their interests.