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Philosophy - Pre-Law Option

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Philosophy - Pre-Law Option (120 Credits)

No course with a grade of D+ or less and no course taken pass/fail will be counted toward the major. The overall GPA for courses in the major must be at least a 2.00.
First Year
First TermCredits
PHIL 101 [HUM] or 103 [HUM]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
PHIL 201 [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
PHIL 2003
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Second TermCredits
PHIL Elective 23
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives7
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
PHIL 350, 442 [M], 443, 446, or 44723
PHIL 360, 365, 370, 460 [M], or 462 [M]23
POL S 3003
Second TermCredits
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
PHIL 360, 365, 370, 460 [M], or 462 [M]23
300-400-level Electives9
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
PHIL 420, 425, 472 [M], or POL S 40223
PHIL 4703
300-400-level Electives9
Second TermCredits
PHIL 360, 365, 370, 460 [M], or 462 [M]23
PHIL Electives23
300-400-level Electives9

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2PHIL electives may need to include [M] courses to fulfill University requirements.

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