Philosophy minors are required to complete 6 courses (18 units), with at least 4 courses (12 units) at the 300-level or above, including at least one "Core" course in each of the three areas of the major. A philosophy minor must receive a grade of a C- or above in each course. Courses cannot be taken for Pass/Fail and count toward the minor. Credit is not given for any summer courses, here or at another university, for the minor.
Students who spend one semester in a study abroad program may receive up to three units toward the minor for philosophy courses taken in an approved philosophy program. Students who spend a full year in a study abroad program may receive up to six units toward the minor. To apply for this credit, students must submit their written work for the courses taken abroad as well as copies of the reading lists or syllabi.
Normally philosophy minors will be expected to satisfy their core distribution requirements for the minor with courses taken at Washington University. However, when submitting their written work for the courses taken abroad, students may apply for three units of credit (one course) toward their distribution requirements, subject to approval by the department.