Political Science Pre-Law

THE DOOR TO SERVICE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

A Political Science Pre-Law double-major degree will present the legal profession as an avenue of service. As an undergraduate poli sci major, you will be encouraged to consider law as a calling, a way to engage your faith in the public square. You will gain valuable study skills and learn the written and oral communication techniques that provide foundational preparation for law school or another advanced degree. A political science degree can prepare you for a career working in the public or private sectors in a variety of careers, including teacher, lobbyist, policy analyst, campaign worker and political consultant. As a double major, our Bachelor's program will fully prepare you for law school and graduate studies. Our goal is to thoroughly equip each student for successful completion of the Law School Admissions Test (or LSAT exam) and instill confidence for first-year law school.

Recent graduates of this program have gained acceptance into some of the nation's premier law schools. For more than thirty years, we have successfully shaped future leaders who are looking toward a career in law or considering advanced studies. Students may also choose to earn an Associate of Science degree for quick entry into the judicial system workforce and a foundation for further education.

If you are searching for a Christian university offering pre law in Indiana, we challenge you to consider majoring in Political Science Pre-Law at Indiana Wesleyan University. If you desire academic challenge, training under practicing professionals who are currently engaged in legal careers and participating in internship placements that give real-life, hands-on experience, IWU could be the school you've been looking for.

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Courses

One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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SOS-180,POL-100,MAT-112,POL-215,POL-291,POL-322,HST-400,POL-471

* Students may choose MAT-112 or an equivalent.

Pre-Law Electives

Students should complete any two of the following:

HST-301,POL-355,POL-360,POL-367,POL-420,POL-432

Students should complete any three of the following not already taken:

POL-200,GEO-202,MAT-204,BUS-210,ECO-213,POL-220,POL-230,POL-232,POL-240,HST-250,ECO-270,POL-275,PHL-285,HST-300,HST-301,HST-302,MAT-304,POL-332,ECO-315,ECO-340,POL-350,POL-354,CRJ-358,ECO-365,POL-365,POL-367,POL-401,POL-420,POL-425,POL-432,CRJ-472,POL-475

CONCENTRATION OR COGNATE

Students should complete a 10 - 12 credit-hour concentration or cognate in a field consistent with their vocational goals. Potential concentration may include additional hours in Political Science or courses in History, International Relations, or Economics. The cognate may be 10 credit hours from courses directed in any one of the following suggested areas: Accounting, Addictions Counseling, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Finance, Geography, History, Intercultural Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Psychology, Philosophy and Theology, Social Studies, Social Work, Writing, or as directed by the department.

Faculty

The Political Science Pre-Law faculty members are committed to preparing students for successful completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and providing thorough preparation for first-year law school. Faculty members and practicing professionals are committed to providing a rigorous program, sharpening essential skills, and equipping students for further legal training. Each Pre-Law professor is highly qualified and has advanced degrees in one or more of the subfields of the legal profession.

Our faculty members are committed to the precepts of a biblical Christian worldview and are engaged in the study of law as an expression of ministry and service. Through teaching and mentoring, they encourage students toward thoughtful Christian reflection as they pursue further legal training and advancement in the legal profession.

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David Bartley; MA, PhD Professor; History | Div Chair; Social Sciences david.bartley@indwes.edu View Profile
Jonathan Conrad; MA, PhD Professor; Political Science jon.conrad@indwes.edu View Profile
Peter Rhetts; MPA, JD Asst Prof; Business peter.rhetts@indwes.edu View Profile
James Luttrull; JD Assoc Prof; Criminal Justice jim.luttrull@indwes.edu View Profile