Major in Political Science/Pre-Law
The Major in Political Science/Pre-Law provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences. The Pre-Law specialization emphasizes core courses in American government, with focus in political thought, constitutional law and judicial politics.
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences. Courses in the degree plan cover fundamental questions pertaining to the governance of human societies, the origin and evolution of law and justice, the comparative performance of democracies and dictatorships, the exercise of political leadership, the origins of war and the maintenance of peace. Students will analyze competing theories of human nature and political organization subjecting them to the test of reason, history, and experience. The political science major is appropriate for many students, including those seeking a professional degree in government and public service , specific expertise in international security and diplomacy, familiarity with political organizations, and preparation for employment in advocacy, corporate, education or non-profit sectors.
The Pre-Law specialization emphasizes core courses in American government, with attention paid to American political thought, constitutional law, and judicial politics. Students take courses across a broad array of subjects, including political theory, history, economics and business, philosophy, literature, communications and statistics. The political science/pre-law major is appropriate for students seeking a pre-professional degree in law.
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