Undergraduate Advising in Philosophy
GRADUATE WORK IN PHILOSOPHY: Majors who are interested in graduate work in philosophy should consult Dr. Charles Nussbaum, the department graduate advisor, during their junior year.
PRE-LAW: Majors who intend to apply to law school will find courses in critical thinking, contemporary moral problems, logic, ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of language particularly useful. Interested students should consult Dr. Keith Burgess-Jackson, a licensed attorney (in Michigan and Arizona) who has both practiced law and published in legal periodicals.
MIND, LANGUAGE, AND COGNITION OPTION: Students interested in the Mind, Language, and Cognition (MLC) Option in philosophy must complete the requirements for the General Track degree in philosophy, with a minor in linguistics, and psychology as their area of secondary emphasis for elective course work. (For more information, choose The Philosophy Major from the left menu.) Specific major, minor, and elective courses should be selected in consultation with the MLC advisor in philosophy, Dr. Charles Nussbaum. Students who are interested in any of the following, contact Dr. Charles Hermes.
PRE-BUSINESS: It is possible to combine the philosophy major with a business administration minor in preparation for business school. (See Liberal Arts Major/Business Administration Minor section in the introduction of the College of Liberal Arts entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.)
PRE-THEOLOGICAL: Majors who plan to enter a school of theology should consider a minor in classics and foreign language preparation in Greek and/or Latin. Electives in ethics and philosophy of religion are particularly recommended.
PRE-MEDICAL: A departmental faculty advisor is available to assist majors who intend to apply to medical school. The major program will be coordinated with the Health Professions Advising Office of the College of Science.
PRE-LAW: Students are also strongly encouraged to take advantage of the resources available at U.T. Arlington's Pre-Law Center (http://www.uta.edu/prelaw/).
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
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