MajorPhilosophy - Pre-Law

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in philosophy with a concentration in pre-law helps students prepare for law school and a variety of other careers that include roles in adjudication, compliance, policy making and promoting social justice. Coursework is concentrated in four areas of study: analytical reasoning, ethics, political and social philosophy, and philosophy of law. Together these courses provide both a rich theoretical context for understanding the aims and methods of law, normative systems, and action guidance, as well as written and verbal practice developing argumentation and advocacy skills.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

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To complete the philosophy major, you'll take a minimum of 27 credit hours in philosophy, 15 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Your departmental advisor will help you choose courses that fit your academic interests and career goals.

Concentrations in philosophy, such as the concentration in pre-law, can be earned whether philosophy is your first or second major. As a double major, a BA in philosophy with a pre-law concentration enriches and adds distinction to many other degrees such as psychology, communication, pre-med, business and engineering.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience in diverse areas—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.