Courses for a Degree in Law

A degree in law focuses on understanding and using the system of rules that a country or community live by.

For this major you’ll take lots of law classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in law.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in law:

Political Science and Other Pre-Law Courses:

  • American Government
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Political Inquiry
  • Political Science Methods
  • International Relations
  • Political Thought
  • American Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Women and the Law
  • Comparative Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Urban Politics
  • Civil Liberties
  • Research Methods and Presentation
  • Public Policy
  • Debate
  • Forensics

Graduate Level Law Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Methods
  • Civil Rights
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Real Property
  • Contracts
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Legal Writing I
  • Legal Writing II
  • Legal Writing III
  • Legal Research
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology