students in a lecture

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 will I take classes?

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


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.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
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

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.

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.



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


Department Offices
25 Park Place
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30303

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 404-413-6100

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

Pre-Law Advisor
Dr. S.M. Love
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 404-413-6100

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

College of Arts & Sciences Logo25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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