Students that select the prelaw minor find that it opens the door to employment in international corporations and nonprofit organizations.
This minor allows students to increase their competitive job advantage in their understanding how the law intersects with many different fields from medicine, social work, business administration and criminal justice among others. Many students major in disciplines that they are passionate about with a pre-law minor with a desire to attend law school and specialize in their area of interest. They consider the pre-law minor as a catalyst for their future careers.
Minor in Pre-Law Description
The Minor in Pre-law includes a total of 18 credit hours (6 classes) consisting of Principles of Political Science (POLS 111), American Government (POLS 120) and Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation (ENGL 162) plus your choice of two classes (6 credits) from Courts and the Judicial Process (POLS 313), American Consitutional Law (POLS 413), Administrative Law (POLS 416) or International Law and Organization (POLS 455) and two additional classes at the 200 level or above.
A Minor in Pre-law provides a competive job advantage for students in the following majors
- Business Administration - A knowledge of law will provide the business graduate with the ability to minimize risk in business decisions by avoiding legal problems.
- Criminal Justice - A knowledge of constitutional, civil and criminal law is integral to the functioning of the criminal justice system and will provide the graduate with skills for better decisionn making.
- Philosophy - The law is grounded in philosopy and trains graduates to think crtically. This skill will provide the graduate with a competitive edge.
- Social Work - A knowledge of legal principles is critical for graduates working with the public in often difficult situations.
- Biological Sciences/Chemistry - A pre-law minor is integral for graduates that are considering a career in such areas as environmental, patient advocacy and other scientific issues.
- Pyschology - A minor in pre-law allows graduates to understand the connection between mental health, social problems and the law.
- Sociology - The pre-law minor allows graduates the competitive edge of understanding of how social forces and law are interconnected.
- Communications - The pre-law minor is integral for graduates to understand how law impacts communication policies and procedures.