Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)

The bachelor of arts in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law combines the basic analytical approaches of philosophy with an emphasis on the moral questions that arise in political theory and law. Students explore the nature of morality, political theory, legal theory and the interconnections between them.

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Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The philosophy concentration in morality, politics and law combines the basic analytical approaches of philosophy with an emphasis on the moral questions that arise in political theory and law. The foundations of our political and legal systems are moral values, such as individual liberty, equality and justice. These are contested values, open to different understandings of their nature and implications.

Students complete philosophy courses as well as courses from disciplines related to philosophy to enrich and enliven their understanding of the intersections of morality, politics and law. This degree program is of special interest to students planning to pursue postgraduate work in law, policy or politics.

Career Opportunities
This program will provide graduates with career opportunities in law, policymaking and analysis, politics and intelligence work. For example, graduates may find employment with the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency or the United States Department of Justice. This undergraduate program is also an excellent preparation for law school.

Featured courses


PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (HU)


PHI 103: Principles of Sound Reasoning (L or HU)


PHI 105: Intro to Ethics (HU)


PHI 329: History of Modern Philosophy (HU & H)


PHI 328: History of Ancient Philosophy (HU & H)


PHI 347: Philosophical Theories of Constitutional Law


PHI 307: Philosophy of Law (HU)


PHI 335: History of Ethics (HU)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (morality, Politics and Law) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Criminal Investigator


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Judge


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $133,840

Law Clerk


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $51,330

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Mediator


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $60,670

Military Officer


Growth: null %
Salary:

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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