A student interested in pre-law must declare an academic major and meet its specific requirements. In addition, a typical pre-law student might organize his/her schedule of courses approximately as follows:
Freshman: Courses in composition, speech, basic math, logic, natural science, psychology, history, computing, philosophy.
Sophomore: Courses in basic economics, British and American history, literature, ethics, religious studies.
Junior: Courses in intermediate math, macro- and micro-economics, American government, philosophy of law and other philosophy courses.
Senior: Electives including an internship.
A student interested in the pre-law track of communication will include the following areas in his/her schedule in addition to the required communication courses:
Freshman: Courses in logic and philosophy.
Sophomore: Courses in ethics, political science and American government.
Junior: Courses in technical writing, advanced composition, critical methods, legal discourse, and upper division philosophy.
Senior: Courses in accounting, statistics, and constitutional history. Electives include an internship with capabilities relating to law.