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BS in Law and Policy: Pre-Law

The Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy: Pre-Law concentration program at Liberty University is designed to provide students with analytical skills and critical thinking skills needed to pass the LSAT or have a career in the legal sector. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy: Pre-Law Concentration

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students specifically interested in the pre-law program must have completed high school with at least a 2.0 GPA. If the student has a GPA less than a 2.0 they may be considered for acceptance on caution. Applicants to Liberty University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy: Pre-Law Concentration program is designed to prepare students for law school. Grounded in a biblical frame work, this program is intended to ground students with ethics and integrity while interpreting the law. Students complete general education requirements and then take courses in logic, ethics, jurisprudence, constitutional law, criminal law, and writing. In addition to the aforementioned courses, students also take at least one course on government to understand the policy aspect of law. Finally, the program aims to prepare students to do well on the LSAT.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible student may be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy: Pre-Law Concentration:

The Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy Pre-Law Concentration curriculum is a 120-credit program. Of the 120 credits, 39-42 are general education courses, 3-6 are major foundational courses, 15 are major core courses, 27 are major concentration courses, and 30-36 are elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education (39-42 credits)

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Communications Elective
  • Information Literacy Elective (2 courses)
  • Instructional Tech. for Online Leaning
  • Math Elective
  • Christian Life & Biblical Worldview
  • Critical Thinking Elective
  • Cultural Studies Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Survey of Old & New Testament
  • Introduction to Theology Survey
  • Constitutional Govt. & Free Enterprise
  • American Government

Major Courses (42 credits)

  • Logic & Legal Reasoning
  • Legal Ethics
  • Negotiation
  • American Constitutional History
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Undergraduate Torts
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Undergraduate Contracts
  • Undergraduate Property
  • Undergraduate Civil Procedure
  • Advanced Logic & Legal Reasoning

Free Electives (30-36 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy: Pre-Law Concentration may be prepared with critical thinking skills, writing skills, and an understanding of law and policy. Graduate school may be an option for students who complete this program. Some possible programs include:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Juris Master
  • Master of Science in Political Science

Career Paths:

Students who complete the degree may have gained substantial skills in critical thinking, writing, and policy. Student will have course work in law and policy that may prove useful in some careers such as:

  • Legal assistants
  • Legislative analysts
  • Public administrators

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