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    Middle Tennessee State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, Pre-Law Concentration, B.S.


Department of Political Science and International Relations  
615-898-2708
Michael Federici, program coordinator
Michael.Federici@mtsu.edu

Students majoring in Political Science can choose a general focus or a concentration in either Public Administration or Pre-law.

The Pre-law concentration is designed for the student who plans to attend law school. A combination of core political science courses and courses in related disciplines has been found to provide a sound background for law school. Some law schools will not accept any professional or technical courses as part of their minimum requirement. It is essential that the student consult with his or her advisor in instances where such courses will be taken.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Political Science, Pre-Law, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • PS 1005 or PS 1010 (Soc/Beh Sci)
  • ECON 2410 or ECON 2420 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Major Requirements (37 hours)


The major in Political Science requires a 2.00 GPA.

Pre-Law Cognate (18 hours)


In addition, students should also complete the following courses in consultation with their advisor. This cognate takes the place of one minor (18 hours)

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (6-15 hours)


  • Depending on General Education Soc/Beh Sci selection

Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Political Science, Pre-Law


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 27 Hours