Philosophy of Science and Technology Minor

The Minor in Philosophy of Science and Technology (PST) is an interdisciplinary program requiring a minimum of 18 credits in PST.

All required courses must be completed with a “C” or higher. The satisfactory/unsatisfactory option may not be used. No transfer courses may be used towards the PST Minor. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken at 2000 and above with 9 of those hours being at 3000 or above. Courses in the upper division may satisfy requirements for the student’s major, consistently with the major’s requirements.


Select one of the following courses in either statistics or calculus:3
Economic Data and Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Psychological Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis in Social Science Research
Logic and Methodology
Select one of the following courses in either logic or methodology:3-4
Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
Introduction to Historical Inquiry
Formal Logic
Topics in Logic
Research Methods in Psychological Science
Social Research Methods
PHIL 3380Philosophy of Science3
Select one of the following in the philosophy of science and technology:3
Minds, Brains, and Machines
Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4452
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Topics in Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4482
PHIL 4483
Select 6 credit in the mathematical, physical, life, behavioral, or social sciences. 16
Total Hours18-19

The science courses must be in addition to those satisfying the Gen Ed requirements and conditional upon their acceptance by the PST undergraduate advisor.


Some courses required by the Minor in PST have prerequisites. Some students may satisfy prerequisites by virtue of their prior curriculum. When this is not the case, students are responsible for either satisfying the prerequisites by adding courses to their curriculum or obtaining a waiver from the instructor.