Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – Morality, Politics and Law
The Bachelor of Arts in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law program combines the basic analytical approaches of philosophy with an emphasis on the moral questions that arise in political theory and law. This law and philosophy degree is ideal for students planning to pursue postgraduate work in law, policy or politics.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law?
Morality and politics are important areas of focus in the field of philosophy. Moral philosophy serves as a cornerstone of the legal system and is closely intertwined with politics. Values such as liberty, equality and justice are open to various interpretations, influencing policy and legislation. By applying a philosophical approach to ethical reasoning, you’ll better understand central issues that affect both classical and modern interpretations of the law.
What will I learn in a law and philosophy degree?
In this law and philosophy degree, you’ll explore the nature of morality, political theory, legal theory and the interconnections between them. You’ll also learn how to form arguments and analyze information, as well as sharpen your analytical, reasoning, communication and writing skills. Additionally, you’ll study basic approaches to:
- Ethical reasoning.
- Central philosophical issues in law and jurisprudence.
- The meaning and application of foundational political values, such as equality, liberty and justice.
What are the unique benefits for the philosophy of law, morality and politics concentration?
One of the first schools to offer a bachelor’s in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law, this program is innovative in teaching modern skills in the field of social and political philosophy. The concentration in law, morality and politics appeals to those looking to pursue a career in law, policy or politics. Students may also select this area of focus if their goal is to attend law school after graduating.
Philosophy courses in law, morality and politics
The law and philosophy degree program focuses on ethical theory and philosophy of law. In addition to completing required coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to take electives related to philosophy, helping to enrich your understanding of morality, politics and law. Courses include:
PHI 335: History of Ethics (HU)
PHI 337: Ethical Theory (HU)
PHI 105: Intro to Ethics (HU)
PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (HU)
PHI 103: Principles of Sound Reasoning (L or HU)
PHI 300: Philosophical Argument and Exposition (L)
PHI 307: Philosophy of Law (HU)
What can I do with a law and philosophy degree?
Not only does a philosophy degree give you a better understanding of morality and politics, but it also strengthens your ability to conduct analysis and express your opinions. These skills are beneficial for several career paths. Pursuing the morality and politics concentration prepares you for roles in intelligence, politics or law. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Law and philosophy degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
An innovative educational institution for developing critical thinking
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.