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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Political Science, Pre-Law Concentration (BA)


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Political Science Curriculum (BA)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • Geography 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 33 SCH


Sophomore Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


  • Political Science Electives  12 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  15 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 27 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


* Twelve (12) hour Modern Language requirement must be in the same language.

Requirements for the Pre-Law Concentration in Political Science


The pre-law concentration within political science is specifically designed to prepare students to succeed in law school. It consists of a political science major and an English or journalism minor, together with selected other required courses, core curriculum courses, and electives. Entering freshmen must have a minimum 22 composite on the ACT. A 2.5 GPA is required to transfer into the program and must be maintained by students in the program. Students are advised that a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is suggested as the GPA typically necessary for admission to law school. Students wishing to pursue this concentration should follow the political science curriculum outlined above with the following differences: History (HIST 101  and HIST 102  or HIST 201  and HIST 202 , instead of all four courses); Modern Language (6 hours); English or Journalism (must minor in either English or Journalism.); Law (must take BLAW 255 , BLAW 356  and POLS 426 , POLS 427 ).

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