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Pre-Law Specialization

A student desiring a pre-law specialization in Philosophy must complete the following instead of the requirements for philosophy majors without the specialization:

Course
Credit Hours
PHIL 104 Ethics
3
PHIL 105 Elementary Logic
3
PHIL 304 and 305a or b Ancient and Modern Philosophy
6
PHIL 309i Philosophy of Politics/Law/Justice
3
PHIL 340 Ethical Theories
3
PHIL 310 Advanced Critical Thinking
3
PHIL 445 Philosophy of Law
3
At least six hours of 400 level
6
Phil 499 - Senior Thesis (in some area of philosophy and the law)
3

This course of study offers students in-depth opportunities to develop writing skills (especially, PHIL 445 and PHIL 499), and to engage in ethical and political analysis (PHIL 104, PHIL 309i, and PHIL 340), and exposes them to logical analysis and critical thinking (PHIL 105 and especially PHIL 310, which focuses on problems similar to those on LSAT).