Political Science (Pre-Law), B.A.

Requirements for a Major in Political Science (Pre-Law)

This track is designed for students with an interest in pre-law preparation. Students who select this track should consider taking PHI 1306 Logic, as their Formal Reasoning requirement. Law schools generally encourage pre-law students to achieve a broad cultural background, and many students enter law school with an undergraduate major in political science

Required Courses
Thirty-three semester hours including the following:
PSC 1387The U.S. Constitution, Its Interpretation, and the American Political Experience3
PSC 1305American National Government3
PSC 2343Introduction to Western Political Philosophy3
PSC 3304Comparative Politics3
PSC 3315Fundamentals of International Politics (International Relations)3
Select six semester hours from the following:6
Criminal Justice and Community Law Enforcement
Criminal Law
Law and Religion in the United States
International Law
Environmental Law
Public Policy and the Courts
American Constitutional Law
American Constitutional Law
Select three semester hours from the following:3
Moot Court
Law, Justice and the Community
Model United Nations
Advanced Model Organization of American States (three hours)
Or a course from the list above
Nine additional semester hours of PSC. Three hours may come from the following:9
3000-4000 level courses from: AMS, ANT, AST, BIC, CLA, CSS, ECO, HIS, LAS, PPS, PHI, REL, SEES, SIC, SOC
2320-level or 3000-4000 level courses in ARB, CHI, FRE, GER, GRK, HEB, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAT, POR, RUS, SPA, SWA
Total Hours33