Degree Programs - Prelaw

Major Emphasis

Students should plan a major in a specific discipline in consultation with their advisors. Typically the major would be from one of the following departments: economics, government, history, English, philosophy, or sociology and anthropology.

Recommended Central Courses

We recommend that prelaw students select a minimum of eight courses from the following list:

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism
BUS 240 Business Law
BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
BUS 353 Financial Management
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
ECON 350 Microeconomic Theory
ENGL 126 Literary Inquiries
ENGL 130 Literature of the Americas
ENGL 161 Studies in Literature: Law and Literature
ENGL 230 American Jewish Literature
ENGL 233 African American Literature
ENGL 237 Immigrant Literature
ENGL 256 Native American Literature
ENGL 309 Writing in the Public Sphere
POLI 111 Introduction to American Politics
POLI 208 California Politics
POLI 212 Classic Political Thought
POLI 306 Constitutional Law: National and State Powers
POLI 307 Constitutional Law: Liberty and Authority
HIST 121 American Civilization I
HIST 122 American Civilization II
PHIL 110 Contemporary Moral Issues 
PHIL 130 Reasoning and Logic
PHIL 130 Reasoning and Logic
PHIL 320 Ethics and Law
SPCH 110 Fundamentals of Speech
SPCH 111 Contemporary Oral Argumentation

Recommended Elective Courses

Students are advised to take at least five courses in this area, taking care not to duplicate courses in the Liberal Arts Foundation or those from the major. (Specific courses are determined by students in consultation with their advisors.)

BUS 354 Investments
BUS 336 International Business
BUS 361 Ethical Dilemmas in Management
BUS 421 Corporate Finance
BUS 450 The European Union
ECON 254 Economics of the Public Sector
ECON 452 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
ECON 455 Environmental and Resource Economics
ENGL 210 Poetry
ENGL 216 Poetry East-West
ENGL 221 Shakespeare to 1600
ENGL 222 Shakespeare after 1600
ENGL 233 African American Literature
ENGL 251 Postcolonial Literature and Criticism
POLI 123 Introduction to World Politics
POLI 214 Modern Political Thought
POLI 220 European Politics and Development
POLI 244 International Law and Organization
POLI 304 Congress 
POLI 308 U.S. Presidency
POLI 318 American Political Thought and Practice
HIST 111 European Civilization: Early Modern
HIST 112 European Civilization: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
SOAN 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOAN 205 Social Issues
SOAN 426 Political Economy
SPCH 200 Forensics




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