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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Law, A.A.


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This transfer program is designed to provide students with the background necessary for advanced work at a university. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are required for admission to most law schools. Most law schools have no specific requirements with regard to the courses chosen in prelegal study. Common majors among pre-law students include business, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and English. These subject areas help develop skills in close reading, critical thinking, and logical argument. Proficiency in these skills is considered essential for a career in law. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree prior to transfer.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (24-25)


Select courses from the bachelor’s degree major you plan to pursue.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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