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Pre-Law Studies, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Diego, CA, United States| Online
Prepare for a career in the legal profession by developing important verbal and analytical skills and expanding your ability for critical thinking. The Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies at the National University provides you with a solid foundation in legal studies and concepts needed to seek entry into law school.
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Overview

Pre-Law Studies Program at the National University Learning Outcomes

  • Develop legal and critical thinking skills in judicial issues.
  • Describe, analyze, and anticipate legal issues in a business environment
  • Analyze contemporary legal issues in the state, federal, and administrative law forums
  • Analyze issues by application of relevant rules of law, ethical standards, and social mores.
  • Develop concise legal arguments.
  • Demonstrate written, oral communication, and presentation skills used in pre-law.
  • Describe need for effective planning in preparation for the negotiation process.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus, Online

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • In the pre-law degree program, you’ll master strong written, oral communication, and presentation skills used in law, and learn techniques for effective planning in preparation for the negotiation process. 
    • You’ll also learn to develop strong, comprehensive, and concise legal arguments.

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      5.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      70

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    • Minimum required score:

      525

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    General Requirements

    All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      370 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      370 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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    Cost per Quarter Unit - $370

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

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