Pre-Law - Political Science

Pre-law, an option of study in the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, gives students solid preparation in constitutional law and the key institutions that adjudicate law, such as the Supreme Court.

WIU political science majors have been admitted to all the law schools in Illinois, as well as other elite schools, such as Harvard, the University of Michigan, Stanford, and Georgetown.

The program prepares students for positions in law and related fields.

Possible Careers

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Defense Attorney
  • Civil Litigator
  • Government Attorney

Why Choose Pre-Law at WIU?

Our courses are taught by faculty holding doctoral degrees from universities across the U.S., including Harvard University; Vanderbilt University; and the Universities of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Florida at Gainesville, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern California, and Texas at Austin.

While most faculty are involved in active research, our primary mission is that of teaching. All political science courses taken by our majors are taught by faculty members rather than by graduate students or teaching assistants. Most courses enrollments are kept to less than 40 students.

At A Glance

Degrees Available:

  • B.A.

Major: Yes

Minor: Yes

Graduate Degree: Yes

Campus: Macomb

Study Opportunities:

  • GradTrac
  • Honors
  • Post-Baccalaureate

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