Pre-Law

The Pre-Law minor in Political Science is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor designed to prepare students for the post-undergraduate study of law. It consists of 15 hours of required core courses and 3 hours from a list of selected electives. Courses taken to fulfill requirements for a major cannot be applied to the minor.

PLEASE NOTE: Students intending to apply to law school should not take any undergraduate course on Pass/Fail or CR/NC basis. Pass (P) is typically interpreted as a "C" or "D;" CR is typically interpreted as a "C;" and an NC as an "F."

  1. Core Courses: The following four courses, which develop communication and analytical skills, and one from the list of case law courses are required:

    ENGL 3308: Writing Literary Analysis

    POLS 3321: Jurisprudence

    CRIJ 3325: Law and Society

    SPCM 3325: Persuasive Communication

    Two from the following list of case law courses:

    POLS 4321: American Constitution

    POLS 4322: The Law of Civil Liberties

    CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law

    CRIJ 4341: Criminal Procedure

    JOUR 3318: Media Law and Ethics

    GENB 3306: Business Law

  2. Directed Electives: One course chosen from the following list. Any course substitutions will also be drawn from this list:

    CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law

    CRIJ 4341: Criminal Procedure

    CRIJ 4345: Evidence

    CRIJ 4350: Comparative Criminal Justice

    CRIJ 4360: Topics in Criminal Justice

    GENB 3306: Business Law

    JOUR 3318: Media Law and Ethics

    POLS 4320: The Judicial System and Process

    POLS 4321: American Constitutional Law

    POLS 4322: The Law of Civil Liberties

    POLS 4350: International Law, Diplomacy and Organization

    SOCI 3315: Social Stratification

    SOCI 4311: Majority/Minority Relations

Total

18 Sem. Credit Hrs.