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B.A. Philosophy, Law Concentration

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 124

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Philosophy B.A. Law Concentration Courses

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Areas A1-E

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E)- 42 credit hours

Additional Requirements

Area F- Courses Appropriate to Major (18 Hours)

  • PHIL 2010- Introduction to Philosophy (if not taken in Core)
  • PHIL 2020- Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 2030- Introduction to Ethics (if not taken in Core)

Select 3-9 credit hours from:

  • CRJU 2010- Universal Justice
  • POLS 2101- Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 2130- Introduction to Political Analysis

Students must complete FORL through the 2002 level

Major Requirements (27 credit hours)

History of Philosophy Requirement– 6 credit hours

PHIL 3100- Ancient Philosophy

Select one additional course from the following:

PHIL 3120- Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3121- The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts

PHIL 3130- Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism

PHIL 3140- Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHIL 3150- Contemporary Philosophy

Law, Philosophy & Politics (12 credit hours)


PHIL 3232- Philosophy of Law

Select three additional courses from the following:

  • CRJU 3733- Inequalities, Crime and Justice
  • CRJU 4137- Law, Justice and Society
  • POLS 3137- Judicial Politics
  • POLS 3138- Constitutional Law: Government Powers
  • POLS 3139- Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • POLS 3338- Language and Law
  • POLS 3438- Gender and the Law
  • POLS 4134- International Law and Diplomacy
  • POLS 4583- Theories of Justice
  • RELS 3440- Religion and Law

Additional Major Courses (9 credit hours)

Select three courses form the following:

  • PHIL 3130- Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism
  • PHIL 3121- The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
  • PHIL 3140- Nineteenth Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3150- Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHIL 3170- Postmodernism
  • PHIL 3200- Technology, Society and Human Values
  • PHIL 3230- Modern Political Thought
  • PHIL 3330- Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 3332- Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 3334- Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 3531- Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 3532- Metaphysics
  • PHIL 3635- Existentialism
  • PHIL/WGST 4130- Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 4233- Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 4433- The Irish Philosophical Tradition
  • PHIL 4434- Focus on the Philosopher
  • PHIL 4532- Philosophy of Emotions
  • PHIL 4533- Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 4534- Philosophy of Film
  • PHIL 4632- Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 4800- Independent Study
  • PHIL 5030- Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • RELS 3234- Asian Religious Philosophy

Electives (18 credit hours)

Select 18 credit hours of Electives which my include additional Philosophy courses.

Minor- Required (15 credit hours)

Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved by advisor)

Total Credit Hours (124)

  1. Three credit hours of an appropriate upper division course in another field may be substituted to count toward the major with permission of the Chair.
  2. At least 15 credit hours of the elective or minor credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, so that the student will graduate with 39 upper division credits. If PHIL 2020 Critical Thinking is used in the major, then 18 credit hours of elective or minor credits at the 3000 level or higher would be required.

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 College;
  • 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 College 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 2 credit hours.

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Last updated: 5/18/2023