2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BA or BS; Pre-Law Concentration

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The optional pre-law concentration of the Political Science Major requires completion of HIST 222 , and POSC 100 , at least one credit of an internship or directed research, and 40 credits in additional courses, including 31 credits in political science, 3 in psychology, 3 in philosophy, and 3 in economics or accounting.

The Political Science major also offers an option with no concentation, Political Science, BA or BS , and a Political Science, BA or BS; Global Politics Concentration .

Political science majors may earn either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

No grade below “C-” will be accepted for courses applied to the major.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core   

History majors in the Pre-Law concentration may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • HIST 222 , among others, fulfills the Historical and Contemporary Insights Pillar requirement
  • MATH 171  fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Pillar requirement
  • POSC 100  fulfills the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement
  • POSC 200  fulfills the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement, for students who place into a 211-level language course or above
  • PSYC 101  fulfills the Scientific Reasoning Pillar Requirement
  • A 212-level language course fulfillsthe World Languages Perspectives requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)


Additional Degree Requirements

  • Additional Degree Requirements BA Degree 3 credits
  • Additional Degree Requirements BS Degree 3-4 credits

Choose three credits from the following courses:

One credit from one of the following three courses

General Electives

  • General Electives for BA (18-25 credits)
  • General Electives for BS (17-25 credits)

Pre-law students are advised that they should present at least a 3.0 GPA (as well as a good LSAT score) to the law school admissions committees in order to be competitive law school applicants.

Total Credits Required

  • BA, BS in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law 120

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