This pertains to any major program elected
The Association of American Law Schools does not recommend a specific prelaw 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 prelaw students are political science, business, history, education, English, and speech, although any challenging area of study would be appropriate. The department of history and political science offers a special prelaw seminar (POL 2101) for students who are planning to go to law school following graduation. The department also offers academic advisement for those students planning toward lawschool who have not yet selected a major.
Entrance into law school is based on a combination of the following:
- Student's grade point average, and
- Student's score on the standardized Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
Suggested Course Choices for Pre-law Students
Based on AALS Recommendations
The suggestions here are for general education and/or elective courses that are generally recommended to students anticipating the post-baccalaureate study of law.
Course Number and Title
|Accounting||3 hrs||ACC 2023 Financial Accounting I|
|Life Science||4 hrs||BIO 1114 General Biology|
|3 hrs||COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication|
|3 hrs||COM 2223 Argumentation and Debate|
|Economics||3 hrs||ECO 4003 L.I.F.E. Economics|
|English Composition||3 hrs||ENG 1113 English Composition|
|3 hrs||ENG 2213 English Composition|
|3 hrs||ENG 3353 Advanced Composition|
|World History||3 hrs|| HIS 1113 Intro. to the History of World Civilization...to the Renaissance, |
HIS 1123 Intro. to the History of World Civilization... Renaissance to the Present.
|U. S. History||3 hrs|| HIS 2213 History of the U.S. 1492 - 1877, |
HIS 2223 History of the U.S. 1877 - Present.
|College Algebra||3 hrs||MAT 1143 College Algebra|
| Philosophy, and |
|3 hrs||PHI 2013 Introduction to Philosophy|
|3 hrs||PHI 2023 Logic and Language|
|Physical Science||3-4 hrs|| PHS 1003 Introduction to Physical Science, |
PHS 1114 Introduction to Earth Science
|Political Science||3 hrs||POL 1113 American Government & Politics|
| Sociology, and |
|3 hrs||SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology|
|3 hrs||SOC/PSY 3243 Statistics|
For more specific information you may contact our Prelaw Advisor by e-mail; or you may use the "Course Offerings", or "Advisement", links from the menu at the left above to access these and other pertinent pages on the departmental Web site. Or you may visit the PDF online section of the Catalog dealing with Prelaw preparation. This link will open the Catalog to the departments in Schollian College where you will need to page down to Catalog page 105.
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