Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)

Earn a degree in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law. You’ll apply the analytical framework of philosophy to questions of justice and ethics. This specialization can better prepare you for work in the legal field or related areas. You’ll develop broadly useful abilities by studying political philosophy and similar topics.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


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?

These topics 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, each of which can influence policy and legislation. By applying a philosophical approach to ethical reasoning, you can better understand central issues that affect classical and modern interpretations of the law.

Why should I earn this philosophy degree?

 

Core courses in the major provide a foundation for the concentration in morality, law and political philosophy. Assignments give you the opportunity to interpret and construct arguments. You’ll explore and evaluate ideas as you study philosophical concepts. You can sharpen your abilities in analysis and communication with this kind of practice.

Students who earn their philosophy degree online have access to the same leading faculty as those who attend in person.

What are the unique benefits for the philosophy of law, politics and morality concentration?

 

As one of the first schools to offer a BA in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law, this program is innovative in teaching modern skills in the field. The specialization appeals to students who want to pursue a career in law, policy or politics. You may also select this area of focus if you want to attend law school after graduating. Courses in philosophy of law can also provide practice in forming arguments and analyzing sources.

Does my political philosophy degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Philosophy courses in morality, politics and law

The program’s foundational courses focus on ethical theory and philosophy of law. You’ll study basic approaches to ethical reasoning, central philosophical issues in law and jurisprudence, and the meanings and application of such foundational political values as equality, liberty and justice. You’ll also complete philosophy courses as well as courses from disciplines related to philosophy to enrich and enliven your understanding of the intersections of morality, politics and law.


PHI 329: History of Modern Philosophy (HU & H)


PHI 328: History of Ancient Philosophy (HU & H)


PHI 307: Philosophy of Law (HU)


PHI 335: History of Ethics (HU)


PHI 337: Ethical Theory (HU)


PHI 105: Intro to Ethics (HU)


PHI 103: Principles of Sound Reasoning (L or HU)


PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (HU)


What can I do with a philosophy degree?

A philosophy degree teaches you how to conduct analysis and express your opinions. These abilities can be beneficial for many different job paths. Pursuing this concentration can prepare you for roles in intelligence, politics or law. Career opportunities you might consider include roles such as:

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Renowned faculty in morality, politics and the philosophy of law

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Renowned faculty in morality, politics and the philosophy of law

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Philosophy degree admission requirements for the concentration in morality, politics and law

I am a future

You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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