Pre-Law Program in Philosophy
Students may elect enrollment in either the School of Arts and Sciences (12-course requirement) or the School of Philosophy (14-course requirement). Either of these programs may be combined with a major in another discipline.

Prerequisites for ALL Major Courses

  • PHIL 201 - The Classical Mind
  • PHIL 202 - The Modern Mind

Pre-Law Curriculum
Required for all majors (12 courses):

  • 302 - Introductory Logic
  • 353 - History of Ancient Philosophy
  • 354 - History of Medieval Philosophy
  • 355 - Metaphysics I
  • 356 - Metaphysics II
  • 453 - History of Modern Philosophy
  • 454 - Contemporary Philosophy
  • 455 - Junior Seminar
  • 456 - Senior Seminar

Two of the following:

  • 332A - Political Philosophy
  • 333A - Philosophy of Natural Right and Natural Law
  • 403 - Morality and Law


Elective (one of the following):

  • 309A - Theories of Ethics
  • 310 - Philosophy of Art
  • 311 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • 313A - Philosophy of Human Nature (see below)
  • 315 - Philosophy of Language
  • 317 - Philosophy of Religion
  • 328 - Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • 329A - Philosophy of Science and Nature
  • 331A - Philosophy of Knowledge (see below)
  • 334 - Philosophy in the Islamic World

Additional requirement for students enrolled in the School of Philosophy (2 courses):

  • 313A - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • 331A - Philosophy of Knowledge
Comprehensive examinations are administered during the second semester of the senior year.

Descriptions of all courses may be found here.