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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Major in Political Science

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

Pre-law Concentration

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.

The concentration in Pre-law requires 36 semester hours of work, including

Four electives courses with at least one in each of the following areas:

  • American Government
  • Public Administration
  • Comparative Government
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory

In addition, students should also complete the following courses in consultation with their advisor. This cognate takes the place of one minor (18 hrs): PHIL 2110 ; COMM 4650  or ENGL 4785 ; ECON 2410  or ECON 2420 ; PS 3530  or ENGL 4605 ; PHIL 3150 ; one of the following: PS 3010 PS 3490 PS 3500 , PS 4040 PS 4590 .

Recommended Curriculum


Subtotal: 32 Hours


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Subtotal: 27 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours

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