The study of Philosophy encourages clear, critical thinking and a rational approach to problem-solving.  A CUAA Philosophy minor is a useful and thoughtful complement to the issues and challenges that arise in any number of fields from business and science to religion and healthcare.

The CUAA Advantage

  • A minor in Philosophy from CUAA offers you:
  • A Christian-focused curriculum that delivers an outstanding education of the whole person – mind, body and spirit
  • Training in practical skills such as active listening and persuasive communication
  • Ethical values that strengthen leadership skills
  • A challenging academic community
  • Small class sizes and individual attention

Credit Hour Details
Credit hours:    21   

Learning Outcomes

CUAA’s Philosophy minor will teach you how to:

  • Think logically and write clear, concise prose
  • Cultivate an authentically Christian pursuit of wisdom while interacting with non- Christian ideas
  • Analyze and evaluate a philosophical worldview
  • Explain and differentiate key philosophical concepts
  • Foster and support ideas by building a logical argument
  • Explore the insights of classical and contemporary philosophy
  • Become disciplined, imaginative thinkers who can persuasively support their positions

Career Paths

  • Philosophy students find their skills useful in fields such as:
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Teaching
  • Public Relations
  • Political Advocacy
  • Religious Studies


CUAA’s curriculum for the Philosophy minor includes coursework in Philosophy: Theory and Practice, the Old and New Testament, Moral Philosophy, and Literary Criticism. Please see our course catalog for a full class listing.

Complementary Majors/Minors

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of philosophy, the minor is a valuable complement to most majors including:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Theology
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Lab Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language