Feb 28, 2021  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Political Science and International Relations  
Michael Federici, program coordinator

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.A., 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):

Foreign Language Requirement (6 hours)

Students must successfully complete 2010 and 2020 or any courses numbered above the 2000 level in a single foreign language.

Electives (18-21 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Political Science, Pre-Law, B.A.

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


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours