Pre Law Major

7186
Bachelor of Arts
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7186 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Prelaw offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of law schools. Prelaw majors are able to gain a thorough grounding in a variety of academic disciplines applicable to graduate study in law. Students work with the prelaw advisor to select a course of study customized for their own needs and interests. A prelaw major contemplating admission to a law school should consult the prelaw advisor early in the program.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Prelaw require a minimum of 122 credit hours as outlined in the following requirements and sample curriculum. Any program plan selected in consultation with the student's advisor must include Q-designated research in an agreed area to begin during the spring term of the junior year. Prelaw majors must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of advanced coursework (3000-level and above) chosen from upper-level courses in humanities or psychology.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Prelaw require a total of 122 credit hours for graduation as follows.

Curriculum
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2370 Speech
    Credit Hours: 0
Computer Science (3 credit hours)
Foreign Language (12 credit hours from four courses in the same language)
Free Electives (12 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Electives (3 credit hours)
Mathematics (6 credit hours)
Physical or Life Sciences (6 credit hours)
Social Science (3 credit hours)
Program Requirements
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2085 Critical Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2401 Introduction to Law
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2480 Introduction to Political Science
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2510 Logic
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2444 Cross-Cultural and Ethnic Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
Prelaw (18 credit hours)
Complete:
  • HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3401 Constitutional Law 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3402 Constitutional Law 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 0
Humanities Degree Core (10 credit hours)

Includes Introduction to the Humanities (HUM 3900), Junior Seminar in Humanities (HUM 3905), Capstone Research Methods (HUM 3999) and Senior Capstone Project (HUM 4100)

Humanities Electives (15 credit hours)

At least nine credit hours must be from 3000-level (or higher) HUM courses.

Freshman Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Science) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1702 Applied Calculus
    Credit Hours: 0
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Science) Credit Hours: 3
Sophomore Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2510 Logic
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2085 Critical Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2480 Introduction to Political Science
    Credit Hours: 0
  • LNG xxxx Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • HUM 3900 Introduction to the Humanities
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2401 Introduction to Law
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PSY 2444 Cross-Cultural and Ethnic Psychology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3905 Junior Seminar in the Humanities
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Elective (3000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • HUM 3401 Constitutional Law 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3999 Capstone Research Methods
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective (3000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • HUM 3402 Constitutional Law 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 4100 Senior Capstone Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective (3000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 122