Philosophy affords students a theoretical and practical grasp of the ethical questions that are at the forefront of concern in today's pluralistic society. Philosophy confronts human values precisely as values. Delving into questions concerning the very nature of good and evil, it enables students to move beyond what is merely descriptive to the ethical prescriptive. The philosophy student probes the basis of ethical judgment and subjects ethical criteria to critical evaluation.
Students interested in a career in law may pursue a major in Philosophy specifically designed to prepare them for law school admission.
The pre-law track requires a minimum of 30 credit hours to complete the major, satisfying the following distribution of courses:
Moral and Political Theory (Choose 1):
Philosophy and Social Topics (Choose 1):
Theoretical Philosophy (Choose 1):
(Choose 1 from each of the 3 historical periods):
Students must take 3 electives. Some courses offered recently are:
All majors must complete at least one Major Seminar course (A490, A491, A492 or A493) prior to graduation.