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BA in Government - Pre-Law

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Government with a concentration in Pre-Law program is designed to be a first step toward law school, but graduates may also choose to pursue careers in government or other areas of law. Find out more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Government with a concentration in Pre-Law

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law program should be interested in a career in law or government and considering attending law school. All bachelor's level programs at Regent University require a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Within the Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law program at Regent University, students have the opportunity to learn skills in writing, analysis, logic, and critical thinking. The program is also designed to teach students the foundations of government systems, including ancient and modern political philosophy, international relations, and political ideologies. Course content in the pre-law concentration covers the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government, including the U.S. Supreme Court, its history, and its role in interpreting the Constitution. It also covers professional writing and strategies in persuasive communication and intends to prepare students for the LSAT.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid:

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

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Government with a Concentration in Pre-Law:

The Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law program requires a minimum of 120 credits within the areas of general education, government, pre-law, and electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (on campus only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • U.S. History I to 1877
    • U.S. History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Government Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Introduction to the Study of Government
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Government and Politics I
  • American Government and Politics II
  • Ancient Political Philosophy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • Political Ideologies
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Government

Government Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students select 6 credits from 100-400 level government courses

Pre-Law Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • Persuasive Communication
  • The American Judicial System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Foundations of Professional Writing

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits from 100-400 level courses within any discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law program is designed to prepare graduates for law school. Graduates may also wish to pursue alternative graduate programs in the area of law or government. Further education may lead to increased career opportunities.

Possible programs include:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Arts in Law
  • Master of Arts in Government

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law program at Regent University intends to produce graduates who can apply their analytical skills to a variety of settings. Although becoming a lawyer requires further education, graduates may be also be interested in working for employers that could include:

  • Businesses
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

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