Political Science (B.A.) with Concentration in Pre-Law

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
PSC 101American National Politics3
PSC 201Introduction to Political Science3
PSC 202Methods of Political Science3
PSC 205Introduction to Legal Studies3
PSC 207Power and Justice3
Political Science Electives6
Internship, Service Learning or Study Abroad2
Select one of the following:3
Democracy and Its Critics
War, Peace and Violence
Conservatism in America
Select one of the following:3
American Constitutional Law I
American Constitutional Law II
Congress
Select two of the following:6
Law and Politics
Legal Research and Writing
The U.S. Supreme Court
International Law
International Human Rights
Major Support Requirements
LAW 200 or 300 level3
Select one of the following:3
American History Survey I
American History Survey II
History of American Law
Select one of the following:3
Informal Logic
Introduction to Formal Logic
PHL 312
Theory of Knowledge
Analytic Philosophy
Political Parties
Select two of the following:6
Philosophy of Law
Psychology and the Law
Law, Society and Social Science
ENG 395Nonfiction Writing Workshop 33
or ENG 397 Writing Nonfiction:
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Free Electives
Free Electives12
Total Credit Hours121
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

 Fulfills Core math requirement.

3

Must be of legal content. See your advisor for more information.
Not offered every year.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
PSC 101 American National Politics 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC 207 Power and Justice 3
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PSC 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
DIV Diversity 3
Natural Science 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC 202 Methods of Political Science 3
Select one of the following: 3
Law and Politics  
The U.S. Supreme Court  
International Law  
International Human Rights  
PSC 205 Introduction to Legal Studies 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Select one of the following: 3
History of American Law  
American History Survey I  
American History Survey II  
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
Select one of the following: 3
American Constitutional Law I  
American Constitutional Law II  
Congress  
Select one of the following: 3
Law and Politics  
The U.S. Supreme Court  
International Law  
International Human Rights  
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Select one of the following: 3
Philosophy of Law  
Psychology and the Law  
Law, Society and Social Science  
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Informal Logic  
Introduction to Formal Logic  
PHL 312
 
Theory of Knowledge  
Analytic Philosophy  
Select one of the following: 3
Democracy and Its Critics  
War, Peace and Violence  
Conservatism in America  
LAW 200/300 Level Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
PSC Elective 3
ENG 395
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
or Writing Nonfiction:
3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Theology 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Philosophy of Law  
Psychology and the Law  
Law, Society and Social Science  
Intern/Service Learning 2
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours118