The School of Athens
Raphael, The School of Athens, 1510-11

The B.A. program in Philosophy offers courses that enable students to develop skills in critical thinking, reasoning, and judging; to understand the role of premises and inference in ordinary discourse as well as in philosophical argumentation; to recognize and define different world views; and to comprehend the history of Western philosophy in particular. As a cornerstone of the liberal arts education, this discipline is pertinent to virtually all other undergraduate fields of study. In addition to a major and minor in Philosophy, both of which are excellent pre-professional areas of concentration, the program provides a track in Religion for those interested in theology.

What is Philosophy? | Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy Major | Pre-Law | Religion

Philosophy Program Faculty

Philosophy Program | 1601 Maple Street | University of West Georgia | Carrollton, GA 30118
678-839-6512  |  Fax: 678-839-4849
Office: Technology Enhanced Learning Center (TLC) 2255


Course Outlines / Syllabi

Core Curriculum

Two-Year Projection of Course Offerings

Five-Year Projection of Course Offerings

Advising Policy

Severe-Weather Guidelines Policy

Undergraduate Catalog Information

  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Philosophy
  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Philosophy, Pre-Law Track
  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Philosophy, Religion Track
  • Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy
  • Requirements for a Minor in Religion

    Pre-Law Concentration

    Course Requirements

    Applying to Law School

    Pre-Law Society
    (Dept. of Political Science and Planning)

    The Lantern
    Philosophy Program Newsletter

    Spring 2015 | Fall 2014
    Spring 2014 | Fall 2013
    Fall 2012
    Spring 2012 | Fall 2011

    Resources for Philosophy Faculty

    Dept. of English and Philosophy

    UWG Homepage

    UWG Disclaimer

    Question, comments or corrections?
    Email the Philosophy Program webmaster:
    Robert Lane (rlane "at"

    Updated 2-24-2015
  • Students and Student Activities

    Philosophy Program Facebook Group

    West Georgia Philosophical Society

    Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honors Society)

    Meeting of the Minds

    Student Research Presentations

    Student Awards

    Upcoming Conferences

    2015 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University
    Savannah, Georgia
    Conference date: April 25, 2015
    Submission deadline: March 30, 2015

    Seventh Annual Classic City Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    University of Georgia
    Athens, Georgia
    Conference dates: April 11, 2015
    Submission deadline: March 13, 2015

    16th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
    Asheville, NC
    Conference date: April 11, 2015
    Submission deadline: February 15, 2015

    Recent Conferences

    Clemson University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    Clemson University
    Clemson, South Carolina
    Conference date: March 28, 2015
    Submission deadline: January 21, 2015

    Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Conference date: February 28, 2015
    Submission deadline: December 22, 2014

    North Carolina Philosophical Society
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Conference dates: February 27-28, 2015
    Submission deadline: January 2, 2015

    Seventh Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress
    Clayton State University
    Morrow, Georgia
    Conference dates: February 21-22, 2015
    Submission deadline: January 31, 2015

    UNC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    University of North Carolinga, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Conference dates: March 29, 2014
    Submission deadline: January 31, 2014

    10th Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference
    Kennesaw State University
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Conference dates: March 28-29, 2014
    Abstract submission deadline: February 21, 2014

    2014 Meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy
    Furman University
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Conference date: February 14-15, 2014
    Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2013
    Paper submission deadline: January 5, 2014