The Sociology Major—Pre-Law Track

Students majoring in Sociology and following the Pre-Law Track get a strong foundation in the discipline and solid training in the following areas:  (1) effective oral and written communication, (2) critical textual analysis; (3) critical thinking, (4) argumentation and rhetoric, and (5) social and governmental institutions, traditions and values that shape the legal world.

They must complete the following requirements:

Sociology Requirements (24 credits)
SOCI 205 Social Problems 3 (credits)
SOCI 315 Sociology of Law 3
SOCI 330 Sociology of Jails and Prisons 3
SOCI 401 Forensic Anthropology 3
SOCI 408 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology 3
SOCI 430 Sociology of Deviance 3
SOCI 441 Social Inequality 3
SOCI 494 Seminar in Applied Sociology 3

Pre-Law Track Requirements (30 credits)
ENGL 250 Vocabulary Development 3
ENGL 353 Advanced Grammar 3
HIST 237 History of American Law 3
HIST 337 American Constitutional History 3
PHIL 302 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 343 Philosophy of Law 3
POSC 390 Seminar on the Practice of Law 3
POSC 415 American Constitutional Law 3
SOCI 308 Criminology 3
SPCH 201 Argumentation and Advocacy 3

TOTAL: 54 Credits