What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Four years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

FALL SEMESTER
April 1

SPRING SEMESTER
Early Application Deadline: October 1
Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER
Early Application Deadline: February 1
Regular Application Deadline: April 1

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Philosophy, B.A., Pre-Law Concentration

The study of philosophy is excellent preparation for law school and a career in law. The critical thinking skills, clarity in writing and argumentative rigor required in philosophy provide students with the tools they need to be successful in law school and as lawyers. Philosophy majors have among the highest average scores on the LSAT and the highest admission rates to law school of any major.

The Department of Philosophy at Georgia State includes seven nationally recognized scholars in legal and political philosophy.

Students in the philosophy/pre-law track can also learn about pre-law opportunities at the university by joining the Pre-Law Society and other student groups on campus. Students can also join the pre-law GroupMe for the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni, which provides access to the university's centralized pre-law advising program.

Philosophy, B.A., Pre-Law Concentration

The study of philosophy is excellent preparation for law school and a career in law. The critical thinking skills, clarity in writing and argumentative rigor required in philosophy provide students with the tools they need to be successful in law school and as lawyers. Philosophy majors have among the highest average scores on the LSAT and the highest admission rates to law school of any major.

The Department of Philosophy at Georgia State includes seven nationally recognized scholars in legal and political philosophy.

Students in the philosophy/pre-law track can also learn about pre-law opportunities at the university by joining the Pre-Law Society and other student groups on campus. Students can also join the pre-law GroupMe for the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni, which provides access to the university's centralized pre-law advising program.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Four years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

FALL SEMESTER
April 1

SPRING SEMESTER
Early Application Deadline: October 1
Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER
Early Application Deadline: February 1
Regular Application Deadline: April 1

View All Undergraduate Deadlines

Careers

Philosophy prepares students to succeed in law school by teaching them to think clearly and logically.

Program Details

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application. Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S. Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. View the details.

Philosophy provides invaluable reasoning skills, insight into methodological presuppositions, and an appreciation of the intellectual currents that have shaped history. It also promotes student’s abilities to read challenging texts and to write effectively, skills in high demand for many careers.

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed schedule of required courses for the major.

In addition to the program degree requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements (see section 3030) and the university degree requirements (see section 1400).

The department offers several endowed scholarships for undergrads:  The Arlene and Alvin Altman Endowment in Philosophy, The George W. Beiswanger and the Orbun Troy Moore III Undergraduate Ethics Essay Contest Award.

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Contacts

Department Offices
25 Park Place, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30303

Email: philosophy@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-6100

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3994
Atlanta, GA 30302-3994

Pre-Law Advisor
Dr. S.M. Love
Email: slove13@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-6100

College of Arts & Sciences
25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State's offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.