College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Certifying into History Pre-Law

The history pre-law option emphasizes the historical evolution of the law and the role of legal change in the formation of the social, political, and economic structure of the modern world. The student enrolled in this program will gain knowledge of legal institutions as they currently exist and of the ways in which they evolved.

A student may certify a major in history pre-law upon completing 24 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students majoring in pre-law should have a strong and broad high school background in humanities, social science, and languages.

Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law (66 hours)

Required History Courses
Hist 300: Writing about History
Hist 469: Seminar in History
6 hours of upper-division U.S. history
6 hours of upper-division European history
9 hours of non-Western/global history (at least 3 hours upper division)
9 hours 100-level U.S./European history

Pre-Law Option: 30 credits - may double as GERs

  1. Political Science – 3 courses [must include 300], Pol S 101[S], 102[S], 198[S], 206; and 300
  2. Business/Accounting – 2 courses, EconS 101[S], 102[S], 198[S], Acctg 230, B Law 210, Fin 323
  3. Social Sciences/Humanities – 3 courses (at least one from each), Psych 105[S], 198[S], Soc 101[S], 198[S], Anth 101[K], 198[S], Phil 201[H], 260[H], 360[H], 370[H], 470
  4. English – 1 course, Engl 201[W], 301[W], 402[W]
  5. Communication – 1 course, ComSt 102[C]

Footnotes

1100-200 level history electives – Choose from 101, 102, 110, 111

2300-400 level history electives – The following courses are recommended to fulfill upper-division requirements: European History: 341, 342, 343, 440, 441, 444, 445, 446, 447, 450, 453, 455, 459, 488, 489; American/U.S. History: 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 423

History courses used to complete the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.

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Distribution of Courses


Current WSU Students

If your law school application requires a dean's statement or signature, please direct your request to:

Melynda Huskey
Dean of Students
134 French Admin Bldg.
PO Box 1013
Pullman, WA 99164-1013
509-335-5757

 

 

 

 

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