Advisor: T. Hunter (Political Science), M. Tietjen (Philosophy)
The Philosophy Program and the Department of Political Science each offers its own unique Pre-Law Program. Each Program is flexible in order to allow student preference to contribute to its curriculum.
The Philosophy Pre-Law Track follows the basic requirements for a B.A degree in Philosophy with some modifications. Program requirements include the following courses: Critical Thinking (PHIL 2020), Modern Philosophy (PHIL 3110), Philosophy of Law (PHIL 4110), Political Philosophy (PHIL 4115), and Professional Ethics (PHIL 4120). Symbolic Logic (PHIL 4160) is recommended as excellent preparation for the LSAT.
The Political Science program accommodates either a B.A. or B.S. degree, and the department recommends that students include the following courses: Judicial Process (POLS 3301), Constitutional Law I (POLS 4301), Constitutional Law II (POLS 4302), and for the theory requirement, either American Political Thought (POLS 4603) or Modern Political Thought (POLS 4602). Other courses that discuss the legal system, or involve skills needed for law school, include: Symbolic Logic (PHIL 4160), Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (BUSA 2106), Business Law (MGNT 3602), International Business Law (MGNT 3625), Employment Law (MGNT 4640), Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2101), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2105), Creative Writing (ENGL 3200), and Advanced Composition: Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 3400).