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Pre-law, Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
The Pre-law, Philosophy Track is at Indiana University of Pennsylvania designed for students intending to pursue an advanced degree in law. It provides ideal training in the skills required for close, critical reading of legal texts, a fact borne out by law school admissions rates and LSAT performance data.
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In addition to philosophy courses, you’ll also take seven courses covering business, criminology, economics, history, English, and political science for the Pre-Law track. The courses in the Pre-Law track provide the academic preparation demanded by law schools and help you to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for the LSAT. An honors program in philosophy is available to students in this major.

Students of Pre-law, Philosophy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania learn to read carefully, think independently, communicate clearly, argue cogently, spot fallacies, clarify muddled reasoning, and identify questionable assumptions. Several lawyers are among the philosophy graduates highlighted on our alumni page.


With a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, your employment choices will be plentiful. Consider the broad range of career successes enjoyed by IUP alumni:

  • College professor
  • Attorney
  • Information technology expert
  • Federal Reserve analyst
  • B2B account manager
  • U.S. Army officer
  • Health industry professional
  • Web developer
  • Consulting firm executive
  • Public agency employee

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Philosophy majors can engage in many activities outside of the classroom that expand their grasp of the discipline.
  • The Philosophy Club is an active student-run organization that provides an excellent way to engage with other philosophy majors and learn more about professional opportunities.
  • The IUP Pre-Law Society is a student-run organization that serves as a valuable resource for IUP students who are interested in law school and law-related careers. The organization assists with events such as IUP’s Law School Career Day, LSAT prep courses, guest speakers, mock trial, workshops on getting into law school, and more.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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