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  • Pre-Law Program Requirements

    We offer comprehensive Pre-Law advising for students interested in the preparation for Law School. When a student expresses interest in law the students are an advisor who will guide them through a course of studies. This course of studies will supplement their major and minor to prepare them for law school. The American Bar Association advises that students should never major in “pre-law” but it is clear that there are courses that can help them. Law is complicated and your advisor will help you along the way with advice on finances, law schools and the admission process.

    Since law schools generally do not have specific undergraduate course requirements for admission, there is no single course of study which constitutes a formal pre-law program. Admission to most law schools requires a bachelor’s degree (or in some cases a minimum of three years of undergraduate study), with a specified minimum grade-point average, and an acceptable score on the Law School Admission Test. This test involves general intellectual abilities, skills in organization and expression of ideas, and general knowledge in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
     

    The experience of students who have completed law school and the recommendations of law school deans suggest that the student intending to enter the profession of law should probably major in English, history, or political science and minor in another of these areas or in business. In addition, he/she should take as many elective courses as possible in the other two areas. A foreign language is also recommended by some deans.
     

    The following courses, in addition to basic curriculum requirements, are specifically suggested as being relevant to the student’s admission to, and success in, law school: 
        AC 211 and 212, Accounting I and II 
        BA 263, Business Law and Legal Environment 
        BA 363, Advanced Business Law 
        CS 205, Microcomputer Applications 
        EC 231, Macroeconomics 
        EC 232, Microeconomics 
        EC 320, Evolution of Economic Thought 
        EC 440, Comparative Economic Systems 
        EH 301, Advanced Composition 
        HY 341, History of England to 1603 
        HY 415, Gilded Age and Progressive Era 
        HY 416, America from WWI to WWII 
        HY 417, The Modern Age in the United States 
        PL 100, An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society 
        PS 110, American Government 
        PS 313, Introduction to Law 
        PS 321, Constitutional Law 
        PS 351 and 352, Political Philosophy and Political Theory 
        SY 110, Social Problems