Minor in Pre-Law

The Pre-Law minor is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor designed to prepare students for the post-undergraduate study of law. It consists of 12 hours of required core courses and 6 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 (12 hrs.):
    POLS 3321: Jurisprudence or POLS 4320: The Judicial System and Process
    POLS 4321: American Constitutional Law or POLS 4322: The Law of Civil Liberties
    CRIJ 3325: Law and Society or CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law
    ENGL 3308: Writing Textual Analysis or ENGL 4380: The Language of Argument
  2. Electives (6 hrs.):
    BLAW 3301: Business Law and Social Responsibility
    BLAW 3306: Business Law
    BLAW 4340: Business and Professional Ethics
    CRIJ 3310: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 4341: Criminal Procedure
    CRIJ 4345: Evidence
    CRIJ 4350: Comparative Criminal Justice
    CRIJ 4360: Topics in Criminal Justice
    MCOM 3318: Media Law and Ethics
    POLS 3321: Jurisprudence or POLS 4320: The Judicial System and Process (If not already taken to fulfill core courses requirement).
    POLS 4321: American Constitutional Law or POLS 4322: The Law of Civil Liberties (If not already taken to fulfill core courses requirement).
    POLS 4350: International Law, Diplomacy and Organization
    SOCI 4311: Majority/Minority Relations
    SPCM 3325: Persuasive Communication
    SPCM 4326: Public Speaking
    SPCM 4328: Corporate and Legal Advocacy