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General Studies (Pre-Legal)

48 months
34330 USD/year
34330 USD/year
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While there is no single path to prepare for a legal education, the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (Pre-Legal) at Trine University is a strong option for students looking toward a career in law.


Law schools value a diverse student body and intentionally select students from a wide variety of undergraduate majors. Nevertheless, certain areas of study provide excellent preparation for the pre-law candidate. 

The American Bar Association's section on legal education recommends courses that teach the following core skills and values: analytic/problem-solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication, listening abilities, general research skills, task organization, management skills, and public service and the promotion of justice. Trine's pre-legal studies concentration is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop these skills and values.

The experience: Diverse disciplines

This General Studies (Pre-Legal) track from Trine University teaches you to think critically, communicate effectively and pull together knowledge from many disciplines, demonstrating that you have the self-discipline and intelligence to work through a university-level program in a variety of subject areas.

The results: Readiness for the next step

The Bachelor of Arts in general studies with a concentration in pre-legal studies provides you with:

  • Preparation for law school admission and a sound foundation for legal studies
  • A breadth and depth of the knowledge of social sciences
  • Understanding of the ethical behavior patterns demanded in professional conduct
  • Skills necessary for good citizenship

Trine University has partnerships with several law schools that allow students to receive concurrent credit at Trine for their first year of law school, providing an opportunity to earn a juris doctor in six years instead of seven.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pre-Legal Studies Concentration: 
  • Business Communication 
  • Persuasion and Argumentation 
  • State and Local Government 
  • American Constitutional Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic transcripts
  • Financial guarantee (U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires all international students to demonstrate ability to pay fees.)
  • Copy of passport
  • English placement test score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34330 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    34330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34330 USD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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