BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Law
Politics and law shape the world we
inhabit together. Philosophical study of the intersections of these domains
provides insight about the nature of the problems we face in our social lives
and helps to cultivate the ideas and habits of mind to craft intelligent
solutions to these challenges.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in
Philosophy, Politics, and Law was created through the cooperation of faculty
from philosophy, politics and international affairs, business, honors, history,
and math, and offers a truly well-rounded education.
Whether your future consists of graduate school,
law school, or professional work, this degree will prepare you for a broad range of rewarding
careers and an improved understanding of virtuous citizenship.
To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, you must complete at least 120 units of
- at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements
- you may not use courses with a PHI prefix to
satisfy these liberal studies requirements
- at least 54 units of major requirements
- language courses, if needed, to reach
proficiency equal to 4 semesters of university-level course work, or 16 units
- elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall
total of at least 120 units
See the current academic catalog for course descriptions and further details. For previous catalogs, click here.
Many undergrad students say they’re “pre-law,” but there isn’t actually a pre-law major at most universities.
People from all majors are accepted into law school—and philosophy majors gain the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills necessary to gain admission to law school and succeed in the law profession. In fact, scores on admissions tests for law school (LSAT) and for graduate school (GRE) reveal that philosophy majors are top ranked performers.
The Flagstaff campus offers a pre-law learning community where you can receive:
For more information, contact the Department Chair, Christopher Griffin.