Bachelor of Arts (BA)
in Philosophy

UNC Greensboro’s philosophy major is designed for those wanting a strong liberal arts education, for students preparing for a career in law or government, and students contemplating graduate study in philosophy or a related discipline.

Offered on-campus and online, this major strengthens logical reasoning, critical thinking, analytical skills, and ethical reasoning; it also heightens moral awareness. 

This degree has long been recognized as excellent preparation for law school. Studies show that Philosophy majors perform exceedingly well on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and similar standardized tests.  

Learn more about successful people with a philosophy degree and why to study philosophy.

BA in Philosophy, Pre-Law Concentration

The Pre-Law concentration provides a strong preparation for law school covering a broad range of skills and knowledge that are of fundamental importance in the field of law. 


UNCG’s Pre-Law Concentration in Philosophy is a program especially designed to meet the needs of pre-law students. Not only does studying philosophy help prepare students for law school itself, but philosophy majors also do extremely well on the LSAT, which is the standardized test that is required to be admitted to law school.

The Pre-Law Concentration in Philosophy has been reviewed and strongly endorsed by distinguished law professors at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Boston University. 

Courses are offered in areas that provide solid preparation for law school such as Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, and Ethics. The Pre-Law Concentration in Philosophy is available through both on campus courses and wholly online for online degree students. 

Jeffrey Kaplan

Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan is the Department’s Pre-Law Concentration Advisor.

Please feel free to get in touch with him if you any questions or if you want to discuss your application.

Email: [email protected]

Insa Lawler

Once per semester, Dr. Insa Lawler offers a session to talk about LSAT’s Analytical Reasoning section and its Logical Reasoning section.

She is also available for questions about these sections throughout the academic year.

Email: [email protected]

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Online Options

The Philosophy B.A. and Pre-Law Concentration can both be completed fully online! There are no set class meeting times. A small number of upper-division classes are available as online, synchronous evening classes. 

Students may complete Disciplinary Honors in Philosophy or join the NC Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, a national Honor Society. The program offers a variety of smaller upper-division courses, where majors can receive individual attention from recognized faculty. Learn more on our For Students page.

Visiting speakers present cutting-edge ideas in philosophy. Online attendance is possible.  

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