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Southern Illinois University

48 months
19274 USD/year
7710 USD/year
7710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Pre-Law program at Southern Illinois University effectively prepares students for admission to law school and subsequent careers in law, business, government, and many other fields.


Key Facts

Certain disciplines, coupled with broader interdisciplinary study, are particularly well suited for preparing students for law careers. Students attending Pre-Law program at Southern Illinois University who plan to go to law school can take advantage of the Department of Political Science's Pre-Law Program of Study by majoring in political science. Political science is traditionally one of the most common undergraduate majors for students planning to attend law school. Participating in our pre-law program will provide you with analytical and substantive background relevant to the study of law and help ensure that you develop the skills necessary for admission to law school.

Political science majors preparing for law school must meet the basic requirements for the political science major including core courses, a minimum of 33 credit hours in political science, three 400 level courses, pre-law specialization requirements, and completion of an existing minor, internship, or interdisciplinary program of study. In fulfilling these requirements, political science majors preparing for law school will have the opportunity to take courses in subjects like administrative law, civil liberties, civil rights, constitutional law, court management, democratic theory, judicial process, legal process, policy analysis and the theory of law. The Pre-law advisor approves minors and internships. (The Director of Undergraduate Studies approves minors and study abroad programs.)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law in American Society
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods Pol Sci
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law in American Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges. Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:

  • freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
  • transfer - more than 26 college credits
Submit an application and $40 fee on-line along with:
  • Transcripts from high school and/or college

English Proficiency

A financial statement - showing a minimum of $40,000 within the last 6 months 

No SAT is required for admission, unless you want to apply for a merit scholarship award (minimum SAT score required)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9637 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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