Bachelor of Arts
Concentration: Pre-law, religion, philosophy
Why should I choose UWG's Philosophy program?
- Department focuses on the history of Western philosophy while also providing strong instruction in world religions, feminist philosophy and other topics beyond the traditional scope of the discipline.
- Both the major and the minor have proved to be excellent pre-professional areas of concentration.
- Tracks in Religion and Pre-Law as well as the traditional Philosophy course of study are available.
- Program equips students with the skill to analyze difficult problems and think creatively about solutions.
- The Pre-Law track offers a variety of courses to prepare the student both for the exams required to enter law school and for the study of law itself. Statistics show that philosophy majors do better at the LSAT than any other undergraduate major.
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Several scholarships and awards for superior academic achievement, including the Gordon Watson Awards in Philosophy. Undergraduate majors are also eligible for the H.O. Lovvorn Scholarship and the Sally Pafford Memorial Scholarship, which are given annually to students.
- Students are encouraged to participate in several undergraduate conferences as well as the West Georgia Philosophical Society and the Meeting of the Minds.
- The Burdett and Shirley Wantland Award is given each year to the best student in the Religion track or minoring in religion.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Faculty, in consultation with the Career Planning and Placement Center at UWG, work with students to explore professional options and develop a resume and writing portfolio.
- Possible careers include teaching, business, law, ministry, politics and consulting.
- Further Education
- Graduate studies in philosophy.
- Graduate studies in religion or theology.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- The West Georgia Philosophical Society, a student organization that meets throughout the academic year to develop debating skills and for intellectual and social enrichment.
- Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophical Honor Society.
- The Meeting of the Minds.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- American philosophy and pragmatism
- Analytic philosophy
- Continental philosophy
- Ethics, including bioethics and virtue ethics
- Political philosophy
- Philosophy of law
- Philosophy of religion