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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

We offer a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses both ancient and contemporary philosophy, with emphasis on major figures in the field and their rational systems; ethics and morality; aesthetics; science; and the questions that continue to challenge us as humans. Students in the degree program will develop their critical thinking and analytical skills in preparation for an advanced degree or a wide variety of careers.

Required Courses

PHL 102
Introduction to Ethics
PHL 201
Introduction to Logic
PHL 301
Ancient Philosophy
PHL 302
Modern Philosophy
PHL 395
Research Seminar

The remaining five courses required for a degree should be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Philosophy Department. The only limitations are that at least one course must be 401, 402, or 403, and at least 12 hours must be at the 300 level or higher.

For a full list of courses for the Philosophy major, visit the UAH Catalog.

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Philosophy Minor

Students minoring in philosophy must complete at least 21 semester hours in philosophy, including PHL 201, PHL 102 and PHL 301 or PHL 302 and have at least 12 hours at the 300 level. A list of additional philosophy courses that might best complement a student's major and/or academic interests is available upon request.

Every philosophy degree at UAH also requires a minor or a closely related set of courses that is approved by the Chair of Philosophy as a sufficient substitute for a minor.

For a full list of courses for the Philosophy minor, visit the UAH Catalog.

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Pre-Law Certificate Program

UAH's Pre-Law Certificate Program is designed to provide students guidance in taking classes that will not only assist them in getting into law school but also prepare them for success once they get there.

The Pre-Law Certificate Program can be completed in conjunction with any combination of major and minor. Many of the program's classes will also satisfy Charger Foundations, so students may be able to complete the program with few, if any, classes beyond those already required for a UAH degree.


The tracks below specify options that students can take in filling out their elective courses and minor requirements. Outside of the five courses required for any BA in Philosophy, these are only suggested courses of study. Your actual choice of courses should be made in conjunction with your faculty advisor in the Philosophy Department.

STEM Track or STEM Track with Tech Writing Emphasis

PHL 102
Introduction to Ethics
PHL 201
Introduction to Logic
PHL 301
Ancient Philosophy
PHL 302
Modern Philosophy
PHL 395
Research Seminar
PHL 401
Metaphysics
or
PHL 402
Epistemology
PHL 150
Technology, Science, and Human Values
PHL 311
Philosophy of Science
PHL 317
Philosophy of Mind
PHL 320
Symbolic Logic

Recommended Minors: any discipline in Science or the Science, Technology, and Society minor. Or, consider a minor in Technical Writing.

Ethical and Political Track

PHL 102
Introduction to Ethics
PHL 201
Introduction to Logic
PHL 301
Ancient Philosophy
PHL 302
Modern Philosophy
PHL 395
Research Seminar
PHL 403
Advanced Moral Philosophy
PHL 150
Technology, Science, and Human Values
PHL 332
Modern Political Philosophy
PHL 335
Feminist Philosophy
or
PHL 337
Philosophy of Race
PHL 438
Contemporary Political Thought

Recommended Minors: Sociology, Political Science, Psychology

Historical Track

PHL 102
Introduction to Ethics
PHL 201
Introduction to Logic
PHL 301
Ancient Philosophy
PHL 302
Modern Philosophy
PHL 395
Research Seminar
PHL 401
Metaphysics
or
PHL 402
Epistemology
or
PHL 403
Advanced Moral Philosophy
PHL 303
Contemporary Philosophy
PHL 213
American Philosophy
PHL 314
Asian Philosophy
PHL 330
Classical Political Philosophy
or
PHL 332
Modern Political Philosophy