Students majoring in political science with a pre-law concentration take courses in political science as well as in elective areas including accounting, business, communications, criminology, English, social work among other fields. The overarching emphasis of the program is both theoretical and practical. The core curriculum requirements in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties are paired with a moot court and a required legal internship. As a result, they graduate having:
- Explored current legal issues
- Sharpened their writing, speaking, and analytical reasoning skills
- Developed an understanding of human values in connection with law
- Prepared for the LSAT, law school, and a career in law
The concentration requires 36 credit hours, which include 24 hours of core curriculum, plus six additional hours required courses for concentration, and six hours of electives from at least two disciplines.
Political Science Major with Pre-Law Concentration – 36 hours
Core Curriculum – 24 hours
Additional Required courses for concentration:
6 credit hours chosen from the following:
(Must take courses from at least two disciplines)
Any student choosing to pursue an additional Political Science concentration must take an additional 9 hours of coursework that has not already been applied toward the initial concentration.
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