Centennial Honors College

Pre-Law Honors Minor

The Pre-Law Honors Minor offers an interdisciplinary minor for honors students who plan to become lawyers. This curriculum is designed to provide valuable background for the study and practice of law. Students who qualify for the Honors College are eligible regardless of their major. The Pre-Law Honors Minor emphasizes the importance of good writing, effective speaking, and critical thinking.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in honors courses

General Honors Course Requirements

  • 1 semester hour of GH 299 – General Colloquium

Departmental Course Requirements

  • Complete a total of 21 semester hours from categories A and B below. Eighteen (18) semester hours must be in courses taken for Honors credit. Twelve (12) of the 18 hours of Honors credit must be taken from categories A or B. A student may opt to take the remaining 6 hours of Honors credit from General Honors courses.
  • Only one course from categories A and B can count towards both a student’s major and pre-law minor.
  • A. All of the following courses are required. They may be taken with or without honors credit:

ACCT 200 or 201
COMM 247, Argumentation
PHIL 120, Moral Problems in Modern Society
PHIL 140, Logic and Reasoning

  • B. Nine hours of the following courses are required. They may be taken with or without honors credit:

BUS LAW 230, Legal Environment of Business
ECON 232, Principles of Micro-Economics II
HIST 303, American Law
JOUR 417, Law of Mass Communications
LEJA 212, Criminal Law
LEJA 312, Criminal Procedure
PHIL 420, Philosophy of Law
POLS 319, The Judiciary
POLS 402, Intern./ Public Affairs (up to 3 hrs)
POLS 410, Constitutional Law: Government Organization and Powers
POLS 411, Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
POLS 448, The Supreme Court
SOC 355, Criminology
SOC 463, Sociology of Law

Honors Thesis or Other Special Requirements - None required

Summary

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in Honors Courses
  • A total of 22 semester hours of credit to include:
  • 21 semester hours from categories A and B, 18 semester hours must be honors courses, which include 6 hours of General Honors.
  • 1 semester hour of GH 299 - General Colloquium