B.A. Philosophy

Students in the program enter law school after completing their third year of undergraduate study. Students' first year of law school will complete the final 30 hours of the undergraduate program. Listed are the requirements for the Nelson Wolff Early Law Admission with a B.A. in Philosophy.

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Select one of the following:
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus for Business
Calculus I
Foreign Languages 6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Philosophy Major Courses
PL 2310Symbolic Logic3
History of Phiosophy12
Select four of the following:
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Late Modern Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
PL 4395Senior Seminar3
Phiosophy Elective 3
Phiosophy Elective3
Phiosophy Elective3
Phiosophy Elective3
Law Courses
LW 6201Legal Research & Writing I2
LW 6280Property II2
LW 6275Torts II2
LW 6311Property I3
LW 6341Criminal Law3
LW 6375Torts I3
LW 6440Constitutional Law4
LW 6477Federal Civil Procedure I4
LW 6601Legal Research & Writing II2
LW 6641Contracts II2
LW 6741Contracts I3
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills test with a score of 250 or higher.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13113SMC 13XX3
EN 13113Mathematics3
PL 23103History of Philosophy3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
History/Social Science3SMC 13XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
History of Philosophy3History of Philosophy3
Philosophy Elective3Philosophy Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
SMC 23XX3Fine Arts3
Advanced Theology3Literature3
History of Philosophy3Philosophy Elective3
Philosophy Elective3PL 4395 (W)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
LW 63113LW 62802
LW 64774LW 66412
LW 67413LW 62752
LW 63753LW 64404
LW 62012LW 63413
 LW 66012
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120