History - Pre-Law

History Pre-Law Program.Our Pre-Law History degree, the only one of its kind offered by a public university or college in Illinois, provides ideal preparation for law school and a successful career as an attorney.

The skills you'll hone as a Pre-law major in History will serve you well when you take the LSAT, while you are in law school, and during your career in the field of law.

As a Pre-Law History major you develop the ability to conduct thorough and meticulous research, to argue persuasively using verified and corroborated evidence to support your arguments, and to write cogently and convincingly - precisely the skills demanded of attorneys. Our program will help you successfully gain a solid and valuable understanding of the origins and evolution of Anglo-American legal traditions. 

Possible Careers

History Pre-Law majors choose from among many excellent options for their future, such as teaching in higher education, and working with the general public in public history positions, and many more such as;

  • Attorney
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Defense Attorney
  • Family Attorney
  • FBI Agent
  • Higher Education Professor
  • Prosecuting attorney
  • Foreign Service officers
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Judge
  • Congressional Aides

Additionally, our majors are well prepared to pursuing graduate studies or attending law school.

Why Choose History - Pre-Law  at WIU?
  • our Pre-Law History major is the only program of its kind offered by a public university or college in Illinois
  • individualized, professional advising allows our majors, minors, and graduate students to successfully complete degrees in a timely fashion
  • program is highly ranked nationally and regionally and recognized for providing a high quality, affordable education for its students

At A Glance

Degrees Available:

  • B.S.
  • M.S.

Major: Yes
Minor: Yes
Campus: Macomb
Study Opportunities:

  • GradTrac
  • Honors
  • Teacher Certification
  • Graduate Studies

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