Pathway for Philosophy Majors: BS or BA/JD Option

The pathway for Philosophy majors allows students to complete all requirements for the core and the major in years 1-3. Following successful admission, students begin their first year of Law School in year four. Consult the Academic Catalog or Law School web site for specific admissions information.

Year 1

Fall
Freshman Writing
Freshman Seminar
Mathematics
Social Science

Spring
Freshman Writing
PHIL 119, 123, or 127 (Ethics Core), ECR*
Quantitative Reasoning (PHIL 212)**
Language (if BA) or elective

Year 2

Fall
PHIL 210 (Ancient & Medieval)***
Science + Lab
Literature
Language (if BA) or elective

Spring
PHIL 210 (Modern)***
Science (+ Lab if BS)
PHIL Cultural Diversity A or B
Elective

Year 3

Fall
PHIL Elective
PHIL 400-level course
Elective
Elective

Spring
PHIL Cultural Diversity A or B****
PHIL 515, Senior Symposium
Elective
Elective

*Although numerous courses satisfy the ECR, PHIL majors may fulfill the requirement by completing an ECR section of ethics in the major
**Although numerous courses satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement, PHIL majors may fulfill the requirement by completing Formal Logic (PHIL 212)
***Although numerous courses satisfy the Humanities requirement, PHIL majors may fulfill the requirement by completing any PHIL 210 or 211
****Based on availability, selected PHIL courses may be double counted to satisfy the CD requirements and fulfill other Core or Major requirements, allowing additional free electives

NOTE: Students electing to follow the undergraduate Ethics and Public Policy track need to use elective slots to take 513 (Internship) and three additional courses in ethics, political philosophy or philosophy of law. With careful course selection, these courses may also count for other Core or Major requirements, allowing for more free electives.