2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

History and Philosophy of Science Minor

The minor in History and Philosophy of Science is unable to accept new admission requests in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Program Description:

The History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Minor is for all students, from either the humanities or the social and natural sciences, who wish to complement their majors with a philosophical study of the history and methodology of science generally conceived, from the ancient world to the present. Students examine the many exciting historical revolutions in scientific concepts, logically analyze arguments and methods, and ask foundational philosophical questions about the nature of the scientific enterprise.

The HPS minor makes a strong addition to any major. Students majoring in subjects outside the College of Liberal Arts, such as Science, Math, Engineering, and Medicine, are welcome in the program.

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Program Requirements:

Select one from:

HPS Electives (3000-level or higher): 15 Hours

Select five from the following courses:

Plus 1 additional lab science course (for Liberal Arts Majors): 4 Hours

Total: 18-22 Hours