Bachelor of Arts

About Pre-Law

Political science has long been a standard major for Pre-Law students. However, law schools do not require that students major in a particular discipline or take specific courses; rather, the student's ability to analyze, to write, and to present their thoughts orally. Pre-Law students select courses that strengthen their skills in these areas including:

  • English
  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Business

Having a Pre-Law designation enables students to start gearing toward law school, but is not limited to just Political Science majors. After the program, students may pursue law degrees, graduate study in political science; professional degrees in public administration and public policy; government service; work for political organizations or legislators at the local, state, and national levels; and teaching.

Sample Courses

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • International Law and International Organizations
  • Government and Business in the International System
  • The Supreme Court as a Political Institution
  • Law and American Civilization
  • The Constitution and Criminal Law
  • Judicial Process
  • U.S. Environmental Politics
  • Urban Legal Problems