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2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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 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.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 37 hours*
Pre-Law Cognate 18 hours*
Foreign Language 6 hours
Electives 18-21 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 course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

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. The same course cannot be used for both major and cognate.

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)

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


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Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours

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