PEAK Minors

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The Pre-Law Minor is meant to create a foundation in preparation for a career in law. As a professional enhancement minor, the Pre-Law Minor is further designed to help prepare students to succeed in law school. Through the minor students will be introduced to the American political system, precedent-setting Supreme Court cases, and philosophical/ethical frameworks for judging legal questions.

Pre-Law Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

POE-241 or
POE-250

Introduction to Public Policy or
Introduction to Political Philosophy

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

POE-300

Constitutional Law I

3

POE-301

Constitutional Law II

3

BUS-391

Legal Environment

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

ENG-200 Level or
ENG-300 Level

Introduction to Literary Studies Course or
Literature Seminar*

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

PHI-309

Feminist Philosophy

3

PHI-331

Ethics

3

PHI-340

Environmental Philosophy

3

REL-350

Religion and Ethics

3

Complete the following:

POE-497

Internship

3

Notes

*Any 200- or 300-level ENG course excluding ENG-280, ENG-245, ENG-246, ENG-247, EN-345, ENG-346, and ENG-347.

There are multiple pathways to law school. No particular major is recommended. Indeed law schools accept students who have majored in everything from Music to Environmental Studies. Regardless of the major, students would benefit from courses in several disciplines not required for the minor including: International Relations, History, Sociology, and Environmental Studies.