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".
- 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
- 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