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If you are considering studying and eventually practicing law, you should consider enrolling in the Pre-Law concentration in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. This major is specifically designed to prepare students for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as well as to equip them with the skill sets necessary to succeed in law school such as: analytical reading, critical thinking and logic, advanced oral and written communication, problem solving, advanced research skills, and argument formation.
To earn a BA with a Pre-Law Concentration, only requires 36 credit hours, including:
Required Courses (18 credit hours):
Phil 101: Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Phil 110: Introduction to Logic (3)
Phil 120: Introduction to Ethics (3)
Phil 221: Symbolic Logic (3)
Phil 460: Philosophy of Law (3)
Phil 480: Public Philosophy [Capstone] (3)
Ethics (3 credit hours total):
Phil 251: Ethics in Health Care (3);
Phil 252: Ethics in Business and Public Administration (3)
Phil 253: Environmental Ethics (3)
Phil 342: Ethical Theory (3)
Phil 425: Metaethics (3)
Social-Political Philosophy (9 credit hours total):
Phil 130: Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)
Phil 312: American Philosophy (3)
Phil 355: Social and Political Philosophy (3)
Phil 360: Feminist Philosophy (3)
Phil 450: Philosophy, Economics and Politics (3)
Phil 451: Citizenship and Political Participation (3)
Electives (6 credit hours total):
Electives can be earned from classes in Philosophy (PHIL) or Religion (RELS).
For philosophy course descriptions, click here.
For religion course descriptions, click here.