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Pre-Law Option, General Studies A.A.

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This degree is primarily a general studies degree emphasizing history, political science, sociology, and writing. It is intended to prepare students for successful transfer to a bachelor's program in one of these fields with the ultimate of entering a graduate program in law. Some coursework focuses on criminal justice and law issues and program advisors can guide students in their professional development.

The Pre-Law Option of the General Studies Associate of Arts degree provides a well-rounded liberal education structured to develop students' critical thinking and communication skills. Students who earn the degree transfer to four-year institutions to complete their bachelor's degrees in preparation for the LSAT and admission to law school.


Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Speech
Humanities Requirement--PHL-1010
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Social Sciences
General Education - Information Technology
General Electives - 9 Credits
  • Complete 3 credits or more at the 2000 level. Be sure you have met the program's overall requirement for at least 60 credits.
18 Credits At the 2000 Level
  • You must take at least 18 credits of 2000-level courses in order to graduate in this program. Courses listed below count toward that requirement.



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Bladen Hall, Room 208 F


(301) 546-0553


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