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Pre-Law

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Overview

Pre-Law Minor (15 Credit Hours)

This minor provides the pre-law student with a range of courses that introduce legal thinking, acquaints the student with areas where a law background is often used and prepares the student for successful entry into and completion of law school.

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ECO 201

Macroeconomics

This course explores the price system, public and private sectors, national income accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, budget deficits and the public debt, money and banking and the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. This course meets the social sciences requirement in the core.
Offered in: Fall and Summer
Prequisites: None

3
PSC 201

American Government & Economics

This course is a study of the American political and economic systems including the theories underlying them, political parties, pressure groups, the money system, the credit system and the relations between government and the economy. This course meets the core requirements in political science/economics.

Prequisites: None

3
PHI 204

Logic & Practical Reasoning

This course is a study of formal reasoning methods through informal fallacies, class logic and introduction to propositional logic.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
MGT/ACC

One Elective from MGT 305 or ACC 211

Choose one elective from MGT 305 or ACC 211
3
LAW/HIS

One Elective from LAW 303, LAW 304 or HIS 330

Choose one elective from LAW 303, LAW 304, or HIS 330
3

Some of the above courses will be designated as writing intensive. The pre-law minor is expected to take four writing intensive courses, from the above or in the general curriculum. The minor also includes a LSAT (Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test) preparation course offered through continuing education. Students would have pre-law advisor with access to information on law schools and the LSAT examination.