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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

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

Excellent preparation for law school.
 

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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