A pre-law minor can be combined with any major. It is also available as a concentration within the history major. A third option is to use the interdisciplinary major structure to customize a pre-law major. This minor will prepare the student for success in taking the LSAT exam and in law school studies.
Minor in pre-law studies
18 credit hours
- Courses selected from the following list 9
- Bus 310, Business Law(3)
- Comm 270, Media Law & Ethics(3)
- Engl 204, Expository Writing(3)
- Math 205, Discrete Mathematics(3)
- PJCS 347, Restorative Justice(3)
- Phil 200, Introduction to Philosophy(3)
- Phil 203, Living Ethically or Phil 302, Ethics and Morality(3)
- PoSc 200, Introduction to Political Science(3)
- PoSc 210, Introduction to Public Policy(3)
- PoSc 305, US Constitutional Law(3)
- Sust 320, Environmental Policy & Politics(3) (part of Sustainability Leadership Semester)
- Three courses 9
Additional courses from the list above, or any of the following:
- Econ 203, Principles of Microeconomics(3)
- Econ 204, Principles of Macroeconomics(3)
- Engl 300, Critical Theory & Practice(3)
- Engl 315, The English Language(3)
- Hist 326, Recent American History(3)
- Hist 327, American Immigration and Ethnic History(3)
- PJCS 325, Mediation: Process, Skills, Theory(3-4)
- PJCS 350, Dynamics/Theology of Reconciliation(3)
- Psyc 200, Social Psychology(3)
- Psyc 306, Abnormal Psychology(3)
- Soc 200, Principles of Sociology(3)
- Soc 322, Social Policy & Programs(3)
- SoWk 350, Human Services: Special studies(3)
Student learning outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge and historical application of the principles and theories of law, politics and public policy.
- Skillfully communicate logical arguments in both written and oral form.
- Identify and interpret sources effectively as evidence.
- Critically analyze, construct and support arguments from a variety of perspectives.
- Interpret moral responsibilities within a professional setting.
Planning and advising note
The list of courses in this minor is designed to develop skills in logic, text analysis, written and oral communication and a knowledge base in public policy and human experience. At least nine credit hours in the minor must be 300-level or above. LSAT materials and advising are available through history department faculty advisors.