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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Philosophy—Prelaw Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA5244

College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy Department
Ellis Hall 202
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4588
Fax: 740.593.4597
philosophy.department@ohio.edu
http://www.philosophy.ohiou.edu

Al Lent, contact person
 

Program Overview

The prelaw major in philosophy is for students whose major interest in philosophy is using it to help understand the logic and ethical assumptions behind the law. While providing a basic education in philosophy, the prelaw track allows a focus on the philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, and moral theory. Students with this sort of background are especially well suited for law school and the practice of law.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With strong skills in critical analysis and writing, graduates of the Philosophy – Prelaw program are well-equipped to pursue law school. Philosophy – Prelaw graduates have the same variety of potential employment and graduate school opportunities that general philosophy graduates have, as well. A bachelor of arts in philosophy – prelaw prepares students for a wide range of careers, from politics, to business, to service, and much more. Virtually any job that requires critical thinking skills, an ability to communicate well and work out problems will be suitable for a philosophy major. Examples of potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: institutions of higher education; adult education programs; research institutes; environmental agencies; consulting firms; legal clinics; non-profit organizations; financial institutions; religious organizations and retreat centers; correctional institutions; etc.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Philosophy Prelaw Major Requirements


Complete 33 hours of PHIL coursework, as distributed in the seven components listed below.

Component 1: Fundamentals


Complete both of the following courses:

Component 2: History of Philosophy


Complete one of the following courses:

Component 3: Logic


Complete the following course:

Component 4: Political Theory


Complete the following course:

Component 5: Upper Division Courses


Complete one of the following courses:

Component 6: Electives


Complete an additional 6 hours of PHIL courses at the 4000 level, not including PHIL 4901 and PHIL 4970.

Component 7: Senior Seminar


Complete the following course:

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