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Pre-Law Minor (21 Credits)

Complements 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. Designed to provide students with a background that will help them understand the nature, workings, and justification of the law.

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Creative and Analytical Thinking:                  

  • PHI 215 Logical Inquiry

Minor Electives (15 Credits)

(Choose 1)
  • ENG 241 Critical and Creative Thinking
  • PHI  220 Ethics

Writing and Communication: (Choose 2)

  • ENG 200 Reading and Writing Argument
  • ENG 371  Rhetoric/Rhetorical Theory
  • COM 230 Basic Speech 
  • COM 330 Organizational Communication

Understanding Governmental and Social Institutions (Choose 2)

  • PSC 110 American Government and Politics
  • PSC 339 Constitutional Law I
  • PSC 340 Constitutional Law II
  • PSC 341 Judicial Process
  • PSC 350 Public Policy/Decision Making
  • SOC 101 Criminal Justice and Society
  • SOC 325 Law and Society

Understanding Business and Economics (Choose 1)

  • ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 250 Business Law I

Pre-Law Internship  (highly encouraged in order to gain experience)           

  • PSC 492  Law Internship
  • SOC 375  Seminar and Field Instruction
  • SOC 490 Internship in Applied Criminology