Pre-Law course offerings

As a Pre-Law student there are a number of courses offered that help prepare you for law school. Below is a list of required courses in addition to the classes you take for your major requirements. There is also a list of courses that recommended by our Pre-Law faculty. Our Pre-Law faculty members believe these courses will best prepare you for law school and develop your critical thinking and research skills as you begin to prepare for law school and the practice of law.


PHIL 310 Mathematical Logic [4]
First order logic is developed as a basis for understating the nature of mathematical proofs and constructions to gain skills in deal with formal languages. Topics covered include propositional and sentential logic, logical proofs, and models of theories. Examples are drawn mainly from mathematics, but the ability to deal with abstract concepts and their formalizations if beneficial.

BUSA 410 Business Law and Ethics [2]
Explore legal issues in both the business and non-profit world. Examine legal issues that managers of both for-profit and non-profit organizations need to understand to make informed decisions. Also examine ethical issues to consider both in the United States and internationally. Special attention is paid to ethical and moral issues.

COMM 425 Rhetorics of Public Discourse [4]
Explore the many public contexts where rhetoric flourishes and rhetoric’s symbolic dimensions in these contexts. Consider the rhetoric of public memory, science, religion, law, politics, and society in both theory and practice.

BUSA 310 Economics [4]
An introduction to the business and financial world of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomic issues will include supply and demand analysis, and business decision making in economic environments of perfect competition, oligopolies and monopolies. Macroeconomic issues will include policies to address recessions, inflation, and unemployment.

COMM 390 Freedom of Speech and Press [4]
Examines selected issues in freedom of speech and press as embodied in communications law, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States. Emphasis on the First and Fourteenth Amendments, to include understanding of clear and present danger, libel and slander, pornography, privacy, and public access to information. Considers functions of American legal system in resolving civil and criminal cases regarding the production, dissemination, and reception of communicative messages.

PSYC 205 Introduction to Statistics [4]
Learn core statistical methods and tools of statistics. Determine when to use a statistical analysis, how to structure and complete a statistical analysis, and how to interpret the results. Topics will include the structure of data sets, histograms, means, standard deviations, mathematical structures, and correlation.

PHIL 305 Ethical Issues [4]
Studies the methods, theory, history, and trends of moral reasoning, with an introduction to relevant issues in applied ethics, and special attention to ethical issues related to sexuality, health care, business, and environmental policy.

  • PSYC 470 Psychology of Crime and Deviance [4]
    Expand knowledge of the sociological and social-psychological theories of deviant behavior, of historical perspectives of deviance as they relate to social change, to the ways in which deviance is constructed within a moral framework of society, and to further develop critical thinking skills concerning the process of deviance definition and control. Deviance models from Psychology, Sociology and Criminology will be introduced.