Oct 26, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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 Policy and Management 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
Major Requirements 37 hours*
Pre-Law Cognate 18 hours*
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 6-15 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

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 18-hour minor.

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (6-15 hours)


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