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Undergraduate Students

Welcome to our Undergraduate Program

Philosophy classes are interactive and students are encouraged to express their opinions and offer original points of view. Philosophy classes are inspiring and intellectual experiences offering unique opportunities to explore knowledge from diverse angles.

Aaron Meskin Teaching
Department Head Aaron Meskin hosts a welcome event for undergraduate students


Philosophy addresses the most fundamental questions of life and being—the nature of reality, free will, the foundations of our ethical beliefs, knowledge, politics, beauty, etc. These are issues that all humans are interested in and the study of them is both intellectually stimulating and rewarding in and of itself..

Program Information and Resources

Major and Minor Degrees
Detailed information about undergraduate degrees.

Consider philosophy as a second major. As a second major, philosophy can add competence in logic, critical analysis, and effective writing to the specialized knowledge offered in your other major and appreciably increase your chances in the job market.

Philosophy Pre-Law Track

In consultation with UGA law professors, the Department of Philosophy has put together a list of upper division classes from which a pre-law student may wish to choose.

Minor in Law, Ethics, & Philosopy

A partnership between the School of Law and the Department of Philosophy, this minor is available to undergraduate students of any major. 

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Undergraduate Student Association welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Undergraduate students meet weekly for casual socializing & discussion of a variety of philosophical topics.

Double Dawgs 

Motivated students can concurrently earn both a B.A. and a Master's Degree in Philosophy through UGA's Double Dawgs program. 

Undergraduate Courses & Course Schedules
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules. For general information about enrollment and schedules, contact Nancy Hines at

Access syllabi for current and past Philosophy courses.

Contacts for Undergraduate advisement

Student Handbook
The requirements that must be met by any student majoring or minoring in philosophy are detailed in the Undergraduate Student Handbook. Philosophy majors and minors are required to seek guidance from a Philosophy Department undergraduate advisor when choosing courses and preparing a portfolio. 

Student Ambassadors

The Philosophy Ambassadors are undergraduate students with a passion for knowledge, who volunteer in promoting the Philosophy major across campus. 

The Department of Philosophy offers multiple annual scholarships and awards for undergraduate students. Award amounts and application details vary. Deadlines are in early April.

Interdisciplinary Programs
Several unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study that are often of interest to students in philosophy are available. These are Artificial IntelligenceEnvironmental EthicsWomen's Studies, and an undergraduate minor in Law, Ethics, & Philosophy.

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Support Philosophy at UGA

The Department of Philosophy appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.