Arts and Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities-Prelaw

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Prelaw offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of law schools. Undergraduates selecting this degree program 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 student 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 QEP-designated research in an agreed area to begin during the spring term of the junior year. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of advanced coursework (3xxx-level and above) chosen from upper-level courses in humanities or psychology.

The bachelor's degree program in the humanities–prelaw offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of law schools. Undergraduates selecting this degree program are able to gain a thorough grounding in a variety of academic disciplines applicable to graduate study in law. Students work with the prelaw adviser to select a course of study customized for their own needs and interests. A student contemplating admission to a law school should consult the prelaw adviser early in the program.

Program Overview / Curriculum

A degree in Humanities-Prelaw is the perfect gateway into a career in law. A degree in Humanities-Prelaw cultivates your universal knowledgebase and develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world at large. Students of Humanities-Prelaw learn how to articulate informed opinions, effectively communicate complex ideas, and analyze and formulate compelling arguments—an essential skill set that can be utilized in almost any job. Test scores have consistently placed students of the Humanities as some of the highest ranking test takers for both the GRE and LSAT exams.

 

Peter Lynch, one of the most prolific fund managers on Wall Street, who increased Fidelity’s Magellan Fund from $18 million to $14 billion during his tenure, advocates the applicability of a Humanities degree: “As I look back on it now, it's obvious that studying history and philosophy was much better preparation for the stock market than, say, studying statistics. ... Logic is the subject that's helped me the most in picking stocks, if only because it taught me to identify the peculiar illogic of Wall Street."

A Humanities-Prelaw degree translates into limitless career opportunities. A prelaw degree is the perfect precursor for diplomats, editors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, foreign correspondents, professors, interpreters, narrators, agents, book critics, composers, custom decorators, lobbyists, writers, and museum curators.

 

• Lawyer

• Diplomat

• Event Planner

• Publisher

• Historian

• International Relations Specialist

• Journalist

• Judge

• Paralegal

• Professor

• Lobbyist

• Manager

• Researcher

 

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