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Pre-Law

If you are interested in pursuing a law career, the Department of History and Political Science will work with you to provide personalized academic advisement.

Entrance into law school is based on a combination of a student's grade point average and a student's score on the standardized Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The Association of American Law Schools does not recommend a specific pre-law major as the preferred background or preparation for law school. Therefore, we do not designate any specific major or minor for students who anticipate attending law school.

However, some of the majors and minors typically chosen by pre-law students are political science, business, history, education, English, and communication, although any challenging area of study would be appropriate.

The department of history and political science offers a special pre-law seminar (POL 2101) for students who are planning to go to law school after graduation. This seminar allows students the opportunity to take practice LSAT exams, study aspects of the legal profession and receive other vital information regarding entrance into law school. The department also offers academic advisement for those students planning toward law school who have not yet selected a major.

Examples of law schools attended by SBU graduates:

  • American University (Washington, D.C.)
  • Baylor University
  • College of William & Mary
  • Harvard University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Virginia
  • Washburn University