The history of every other academic discipline traces back to philosophy. Whether
you're majoring in psychology, biology, physics, or whatnot, your discipline was founded
by philosophers working on specialized topics unique to (what has become) your field.
Part of the legacy of these philosophical origins is that scholars across all fields
continue to earn PhD degrees – “PhD” abbreviates “Philosophy Doctorate”. The philosophical
foundations underlying other disciplines makes the study of Philosophy particular
well-suited as Minor or a second Major. Many of our course titles are a tribute to
the interdisciplinarity of philosophy – such courses as “Philosophy of Biology”, “Philosophy
of Physics”, “Philosophy of Science”, “Philosophy of Social Science”, “Philosophy
of Mind”, “Philosophy of Language”, “Philosophy of Law”, “Philosophy of Literature”,
“Philosophy of Education”, “Philosophy of Art” . . . you get the idea. Bottom-line:
The study of Philosophy combines fantastically well with a Major in any other field.
Adding a Philosophy Minor or second Major typically rewards students with a deeper
understanding of issues relevant to their first Major.