University Catalog 2024-2025

Logic and Methodology (Minor)

The minor in Logic and Methodology is designed to expose students to the most technical areas of philosophy (logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science). These subjects underlie such fields as cognitive science, computer science and bio-informatics (including knowledge engineering and data-mining). It is a highly desirable minor because it reveals to employers, graduate schools and professional schools a willingness to engage in theoretical reasoning needed in these fields.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

A grade of C- or better will be required for all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Certification must be completed no later than the end of the regular registration period one semester prior to the semester of graduation.

Go to the Add a Minor page to apply. The department will determine whether courses that have been transferred from other institutions qualify for its minors. No more than two courses from other institutions may count toward the minor.


Dr. Catherine Driscoll (Philosophy)
434B Withers Hall

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
340 Withers Hall

Effective Date:  6/2009

SIS Code: 16LOGM

Plan Requirements

  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may double-count between major departmental requirements and courses counting toward the minor.
  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may double-count between courses counting toward this minor and additional minors.

Students must complete five 3 hour courses, as follows:

LOG 335Symbolic Logic3
Select one of the following:3
A 3-credit LOG 4xx course
Philosophy of Language
PHI 340Philosophy of Science3
or PHI 440 The Scientific Method
Select two of the following:6
Any 3 hour LOG course
Philosophy of Language
Knowledge and Skepticism
Philosophy of Science
Neuroscience and Philosophy
The Scientific Method
Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature