Course Details

Pre-Law Minor

18 credits

Students may pursue the Pre-Law minor from nearly any major, but must build an outstanding academic record and demonstrate a sincerity of purpose to be admitted to law school. To be successful in law school, students should also develop core skills, such as analytical and problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and listening, general research, and task organization and management, as well as the values of serving faithfully the interests of others while promoting justice. The Pre-Law minor provides a framework for students to develop these skills and values. Students must achieve a 3.00 grade point average in the Pre-Law minor courses.

Students interested in attending law school should contact one of the Pre-Law advisors as early as possible in their undergraduate studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a commercially available Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation course prior to taking the LSAT. Information about the LSAT is available on the Law School Admission Council's Web site (www.lsac.org).


Requirements

Credits

Group I - complete three of the following: 9
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO)
CM 2400 Public Speaking
CM 2500 Basic Argumentation and Debate
EN 3120 Advanced Composition
PY 2310 Elements of Logic (QRCO)
Group II - complete one of the following: 3
BU 2440 Business, Ethics, and Society
CJ 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO)
CS 4520 CyberEthics (DICO) (INCO) (WRCO)
PY 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO)
Group III - complete two of the following: 6
BU 2480 Business Law
BU 3410 Labor and Employment Law for Managers
BU 3560 Land Use Law and Development
BU 4040 Commercial Law
CJDI 1020 The Individual and the Law (SSDI)
CJ 2040 Criminal Adjudication
PO 3630 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
PS 3700 Psychology and Law

At least three 3000/4000 level courses must be taken as part of the minor. BU 4040 has a prerequisite of BU 2480.

*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.