Philosophy B.A. (Concentration in Law)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Philosophy (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Select 3-9 credit hours from:
Universal Justice
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Political Analysis
Students must complete FORL through the 2002 level
Major Requirements (27 credit hours)
History of Philosophy Requirement 6
Ancient Philosophy
Select one additional course from the following:
Medieval Philosophy
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Law, Philosophy, and Politics12
Philosophy of Law
Select three additional courses from the following:
Inequalities, Crime, and Justice
Law, Justice, and Society
Judicial Politics
Constitutional Law: Government Powers
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Language and Law
Gender and the Law
International Law and Diplomacy
Theories Of Justice
Religion and Law
Additional Major Courses 19
Select three courses from the following:
Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Technology, Society and Human Values
Modern Political Thought
Philosophy of Art
Contemporary Moral Problems
Environmental Ethics
Theory of Knowledge
Feminist Philosophy
Symbolic Logic
The Irish Philosophical Tradition
Focus on the Philosopher
Philosophy of Emotions
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Film
Philosophy of Religion
Independent Study
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Asian Religious Philosophy
Electives 218
Select 18 credit hours of Electives which may include additional Philosophy courses
Minor - Required 215
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Must be approved by advisor)
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Majors must acquire from their advisors a copy of “Requirements for the Major in Philosophy.”

Other Program Requirements

  • Must have earned a minimum grade of “C” in each of the required courses in upper division courses for the major.

Honors in Philosophy

To graduate with Honors in Philosophy, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of (HONS   4610) over three semesters
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Students completing the Honors Requirements in Philosophy will count the three credit hours of the HONS   4610 Honors Research Seminar  toward their general electives, which means that they will have a total of 18 credit hours for other general elective courses rather than 21 credit hours.