Program Overview

Philosophy is a systematic reflection on the basic questions which have piqued human curiosity for centuries: where we come from, what we ought to do, what we may hope for, and who we really are.

Explore these questions, hone critical thinking skills, and push the frontiers of human understanding as a philosophy minor at Spring Hill College.


On Campus


18 Credits

Time To Degree:

2-4 Semesters

Average Class Size:


Program Goals

Chances are, you only need three or four other courses beyond your degree requirements to minor in philosophy. Choose a minor that helps you stand out from the competition and shows you have the intellectual flexibility and skills to excel at anything you choose.

Career Outlook

With a philosophy minor, you’ll develop your critical thinking skills and be able to develop well-rounded solutions to real-world problems. The skills you hone as a philosophy minor will allow you to grow professionally and personally in the workforce.


“I wouldn’t trade Spring Hill for anything. My professors’ office doors are always open, whether it’s for something related to class, or just talking about life in general. My classes have been incredibly beneficial in teaching me to problem-solve, live with integrity, think critically, and never stop asking questions.” — Alexis Esneault


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  • Victor DiFate

    Associate Professor, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Christopher Dodsworth

    Professor, Program Director of Philosophy

  • Michael Ferry


  • Chelsea Haramia

    Associate Professor, Gender Studies Program Director

  • Daniel Massey

    Associate Professor, General Studies Program Director

  • Thomas Metcalf

    Associate Professor, Director of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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