The bachelor of arts in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law combines the basic analytical approaches of philosophy with an emphasis on the moral questions that arise in political theory and law. Students explore the nature of morality, political theory, legal theory and the interconnections between them.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The philosophy concentration in morality, politics and law combines the basic analytical approaches of philosophy with an emphasis on the moral questions that arise in political theory and law. The foundations of our political and legal systems are moral values, such as individual liberty, equality and justice. These are contested values, open to different understandings of their nature and implications.

Students complete philosophy courses as well as courses from disciplines related to philosophy to enrich and enliven their understanding of the intersections of morality, politics and law. This degree program is of special interest to students planning to pursue postgraduate work in law, policy or politics.

Career Opportunities
This program will provide graduates with career opportunities in law, policymaking and analysis, politics and intelligence work. For example, graduates may find employment with the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency or the United States Department of Justice. This undergraduate program is also an excellent preparation for law school.

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Next Start Date:

08/22/2019
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Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (morality, Politics and Law) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Graduates of the philosophy program may find career opportunities in:

  • Law
  • Policymaking and analysis
  • Politics
  • Intelligence work

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
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