College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Philosophy: Pre-law Option

At least 40 of a student's 120 hours must be in upper-division courses. No course with a grade of D+ or lower and no course taken pass/fail will be counted toward the major. The overall GPA for courses in the major must be at least 2.0.

Required Courses — 39 credits

Advanced Writing — choose 1 UCORE
PHIL 200: Writing and Reasoning [WRTG] [W]
ENGLISH 301: Writing and Rhetorical Conventions [WRTG] [W]
PHIL 201: Elementary Logic   [H]
PHIL 103: Introduction to Ethics   [H]
American Constitution
POL S 300: The American Constitution (prereq. Pol S 101)    
Applied Ethics — choose 1
PHIL 360: Business Ethics   [H]
PHIL 365: Biomedical Ethics   [H]
PHIL 370: Environmental Ethics   [H]
Seminar — choose 1
PHIL 460: Ethical Theory [M] [M]
PHIL 470: Philosophy of Law    
PHIL 472: Social and Political Philosophy [M] [M]
Philosophy Capstone
Any 400-level PHIL [M] course [M] [M]
Philosophy Electives — 18 credits (6 courses)
Senior Portfolio
Three papers total, each from a different 400-level PHIL course. See the philosophy advisor for details.    
Writing in the Major [M] Requirement

At least two courses designated [M] must be taken to satisfy the Writing in the Major requirement, which pertains to all majors within the University. The following meet the [M] requirement in philosophy: PHIL 314, 315, 442, 460, 462, and 472.

Philosophy Advising

Laurie Heustis
Academic Advisor
Thompson Hall 203A









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