- Philosophy (BA)*
*You may not combine the philosophy minor with this major.
Pursuing a philosophy minor at Lynchburg invites students to explore profound questions about existence, morality, knowledge, reason, and human nature. This minor is designed for those who have a passion for deep thought and critical analysis, regardless of their major.
The curriculum begins with introductions to philosophy, logic, and ethics, familiarizing you with significant ideas and thinkers throughout history and laying the groundwork for studying different schools of thought.
You’ll learn how to construct and analyze arguments — a skill that’s not only crucial for philosophical debate, but also broadly applicable in many other fields and disciplines. You’ll also practice thoughtful examination of moral issues, ethical theories, and their implications on personal and societal levels.
From there, you can choose from courses that more closely examine different schools of thought, periods of philosophic trends, or intersections with other parts of society like religion, business, and medicine. Craft your minor to align with your career goals.
Stephen Dawson, PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Chair of the Philosophy Department