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This program is designed to give students a solid grounding in the history of philosophy and an ability to analyze arguments proposed in serious discussions of any subject. The political and legal studies concentration is aimed at students interested in social and political philosophy, particularly those planning to attend law school.
Courses equip you with versatile and marketable skills, including critical thinking, excellent verbal and written communication, and problem-solving
Students completing Philosophy BAs have the highest average composite GRE scores and either the best or nearly the best law school admission rates
Our program provides access to real-world experiences such as conferences, clubs, service learning, and summer programs to enhance your resume
Passionate faculty invest in the success of every student and seek to support a diverse, and inclusive community of philosophical thinkers
A philosophical examination of ethical issues that arise in business and commerce. Topics discussed will vary by semester and instructor, but may include affirmative action, ethical versus unethical sales and marketing techniques, the obligations of business to society |if any), and the moral foundations of capitalism. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.
A philosophical analysis of the relation between man, society, and the state, studying about a dozen philosophers since Plato on such topics as justice, authority, law, freedom, and civil rights. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C, and junior standing.
An examination of various ways in which the mind has been understood in philosophy and in psychology and of the methods that have been used in the study of the mind. Prerequisites: Junior standing and three semester hours in philosophy, or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Political & Legal Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
A student needs to have earned a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C or its equivalent and completed at least 26 credit hours
It is also recommended the student have completed PHIL 110P, PHIL 120P, PHIL 230E, or PHIL 250E, but it is not required
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Dr. D. E. Wittkower
9016 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.
It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.
Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!