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The department of History, Philosophy, and Religious offers a minor program in each specific area. Graduates excel as communicators, sensitive to others’ values and beliefs, and as experienced researchers, they thrive in graduate and professional schools.

Your faculty advisor will help you define your path after college, whether it includes graduate study or a career in education, law, communications, archiving, or public administration, among many others. Click the minor below to learn more. 

  • History Minor

    Develop a sense of the past. Process the change.

    Our students in the History minor will:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the past gained through reading, writing, discussion and lectures;
    • Establish an understanding of their society in context of diverse time frames and perspectives;
    • Read and think critically, write and speak clearly and persuasively, and conduct research effectively;
    • Will demonstrate insight into human values in their own and other cultural traditions.

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  • Law and Ethics Minor

    The Capitol BuildingLaw school is a gateway to prosperous, fulfilling careers in the justice system, government, business, public policy institutes, think tanks, and many other areas.  A prime location in New York City and our interdisciplinary curricular resources provide students with strong preparation for law school.

    LEARNING GOALS FOR THE LAW AND ETHICS MINOR

    Students who complete the Law and Ethics Minor will be able to:

    • Explain and apply basic concepts and distinctions in law,
    • Reconstruct and analyze formal arguments,
    • Create and evaluate arguments in written and oral forms,
    • Explain and analyze the structure and principles of the American political and legal system,
    • Explain, apply, and critically evaluate the use of ethical principles in the law,
    • Conduct qualitative and empirical research on legal issues.

     Students are encouraged to visit the official website of the Law School Admissions Council , in conjunction with working closely with their Law and Ethics Advisor, as early as possible in their course of study in order to prepare properly for taking the LSAT exam and applying to law school programs.

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  • Philosophy Minor

    Philosophy is at the core of the liberal arts, and a minor in this discipline will supplement your major by honing your critical thinking skills and inviting you to ponder the most profound questions that we as human beings face.

    Minors in Philosophy will:

    • identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
    • understand the way the greatest thinkers have addressed these concerns throughout human history;
    • and respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of formal reasoning, analytic method and critical intelligence.

    The skills promoted by a minor in Philosophy, in concert with a major concentration, are essential to understanding the world around us. They are also universally applicable in our own lives and in our chosen professions. Overall, they serve as the necessary tools for becoming an informed and engaged citizen of the world.

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  • Religious Studies Minor

    The study of religion is at the core of the liberal arts, and a minor in Religious Studies will supplement your major by providing literacy in a variety of religious traditions and by inviting you to reflect on ways human beings have lived out responses to their deepest and most profound questions.

    Minors in Religious Studies will:

    • identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
    • understand the way religious communities have addressed these concerns throughout history, in relation to other social and cultural forces;
    • and respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of cultural literacy, analytic method, and critical intelligence.

    The skills promoted by a minor in Religious Studies, in concert with a major concentration, are essential to understanding the world around us. They are also universally applicable in our own lives and in our chosen professions. Overall, they serve as the necessary tools for becoming an informed and engaged citizen of the world.

    View curriculum requirements