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The Philosophy Major is designed for those wanting a basic education in the liberal arts, students preparing for a career in law or government, and students contemplating graduate study in philosophy or a related discipline. The Philosophy major strengthens logical reasoning, critical thinking, analytical skills, and ethical reasoning; it also heightens moral awareness.

Program Distinctions

  • UNCG’s online philosophy program is ranked no. three in the nation for Best Online Philosophy Programs by Best Colleges and ranked no. eight in the nation by Best Value Schools. 
  • 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. Statistical studies show that philosophy majors outscore almost all others on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and similar standardized tests.
  • The program is accredited by the American Philosophical Association.

The Student Experience

  • Fully online, with no set class meeting times 
  • Taught by nationally recognized faculty
  • Learn to analyze, question, solve problems, and make logical arguments
  • Students learn about ethics, logic, epistemology, the philosophy of science, the history of philosophy, and metaphysics.
  • Courses available in theoretical and applied philosophy, ethics in the professions
  • Pre-Law concentration available, covering a broad range of skills and knowledge that are of fundamental importance in the field of law

After Graduation

  • The BA in Philosophy program prepares students to have meaningful and productive careers in law, medicine, government and more by developing key skills such as logical reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills. 
  • Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of fields such as: law, medicine, journalism, business, social services, education, public service, psychology, nonprofits, and the government. 
  • “A philosophy degree is really good preparation for any job that requires careful thinking and being able to question your assumptions.” – Dr. Heather Gert, associate professor and department head.

ONLINE DEGREE Required State Authorization Language

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