Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law) (BA)

The BA degree program 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. 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 explore the nature of morality, political theory, legal theory and the interconnections between them. 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.

Degree Offered

Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

This program provides 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. It is excellent preparation for law school.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Business Intelligence Analysts 3.3%$83,410
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Editors-5.3%$54,890
Financial Analysts 11.7%$78,620
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates0.6%$115,140
Judicial Law Clerks-6.3%$48,640
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 21.7%$109,980
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers-3.6%$87,980
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 9.2%$57,180
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
Legislators-0.7%$20,180
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Security Managers 3.9%$105,060
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740
Software Developers, Applications 18.8%$95,510
Video Game Designers 3.3%$83,410

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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