Pre-Law Minor: Degree Requirements

Pre-Law Minor:
Degree Requirements

Admission to law school is very competitive. Students who are serious about pursuing a career in law are strongly encouraged to dedicate much time and energy to preparing for this demanding process. Students entering the Pre-Law minor program as freshmen or sophomores must have a program of study approved by their Pre-Law advisor prior to the completing of 60 credits as Eastern. Transfer students must have their program approved prior to the completion of 30 credits at Eastern. Students should work closely with their Pre-Law advisor throughout their time at Eastern to prepare them best for admission to law school.

The Pre-Law minor program is designed to complement a student’s major with coursework that prepares the student for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and strengthens the student’s skills in areas needed for success in law school, including critical thinking, logical reasoning, and effective writing. In addition to developing cognitive skills, the Pre-Law program is designed to provide students with a background that will help them understand the nature, workings, and justification of the law.

The Pre-Law minor program consist of 21 credits.

Creative and Analytical Thinking: 6 credits
PHI215Logical Inquiry3
Choose one:
ENG241Critical and Creative Thinking3
Writing and Communication: 6 credits
Choose two:
ENG200Reading and Writing Argument3
ENG371Rhetoric/Rhetorical Theory3
COM230Basic Speech3
COM330Organizational Communication3
Understanding Governmental and Social Institutions: 6 credits
Choose two:
PSC110American Government and Politics3
PSC339Constitutional Law I3
PSC340Constitutional Law II3
PSC341Judicial Process3
PSC350Public Policy/Decision Making3
SOC101Criminal Justice and Society3
SOC325Law and Society3
Understanding Business and Economics: 3 credits
Choose one:
ECO200Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO201Principles of Microeconomics3
BUS250Business Law I3
Pre-Law Internship:
Students are also highly encouraged to gain experience in the legal field through an internship or practicum.
PSC492Law Internship
SOC375Seminar and Field Instruction
SOC490Internship in Applied Criminology
Total Credits21