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.)
- Law in American Society
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Research Methods Pol Sci
- Constitutional Law
- Law in American Society
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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
- Transcripts from high school and/or college
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)
International19274 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9637 USD per semester during 48 months.
National7710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State7710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
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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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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