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2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Department of Political Science and International Relations  
Stephen Morris, 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.

The concentration in Pre-law requires 37 semester hours of work, including

Required Courses

Electives (12 hours)

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

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

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):

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.


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

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

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

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