Philosophy Minor

Exploring the fundamental questions that underlie human thought and behavior.

At Park University, our Minor in Philosophy program is designed for students wishing to advance their knowledge of philosophical and ethical thinking, as well as the fundamentals of logic and other areas of philosophy. With the foundations in philosophy covered in this program, students can apply the knowledge to a more advanced degree.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Minor in Philosophy program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus and/or online. This minor requires a total of 18 completed credit hours, and students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Online
  • Parkville

Stacey Kikendall

Dr. Stacey Kikendall

Chair, Department of English & Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Professor of English

Joshua Mugg

Dr. Joshua Mugg

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Gain a deeper sense of human thought, ethics, logic and the world around us.

Whether you are planning to pursue further study or get on the right track towards a career path by sharpening analytical and creative thinking skills, students who pursue a minor in philosophy take courses in philosophical thinking, ethical thinking and in the fundamentals of logic. Once students attain a basic understanding of philosophical study, advanced-level courses are required to provide students with a deeper level of knowledge in the foundations of human thought.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Non-profit Leader
  • Writer/Researcher
  • Civil Service
  • Lawyer
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Program Highlights

The Minor in Philosophy at Park University, offered at the School of Humanities, is ideal for students interested in exploring the fundamental questions which underlie human existence. In this program, you may delve into areas of philosophy that relate to the meaning of life—through reading and discussion of the contributions of philosophers, religious prophets, poets, and writers. Students may also explore the subjects of the philosophy of love and sex, environmental and animal ethics, as well as aesthetics and existentialism.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.