B.A. in Prelaw

The prelaw major is designed to prepare students for law school. The curriculum seeks to provide necessary course content and to develop thinking and analytic skills needed to perform well on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and in law school. The application of legal training is endless and go well beyond the traditional practice of law. While Christians are needed in all aspects of law, our students will find legal training beneficial in a variety of non-vocational and missional endeavors as well.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Prelaw

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BEGE-1720 Spiritual Formation 3
COM-1100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG-1400 Composition 3
GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture 3
HIST-1110 United States History I 3
HIST-1120 United States History II 3
HUM-1400 Introduction to the Humanities 3
PEF-1990 Physical Activity and the Christian Life 2
Biological Sciences Elective 3.5
LIT-2XXX Literature Elective 3
Physical Science Elective 3.5
Total 33
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT-2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BEGE-2730 Old Testament Literature 3
BEGE-2740 New Testament Literature 3
BEPH-2200 Introduction to Philosophy 3
BEPH-2240 Logic 3
BUS-2180 Business Law I 3
ECON-2330 Microeconomics 3
HIST-2010 History of Civilization I 3
HIST-2020 History of Civilization II 3
Global Awareness Elective 3
Total 33
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BEGE-3755 Theology I 3
BEGE-3765 Theology II 3
GSS-3640 Qualitative Methodology and Reasoning 3
GSS-3650 Quantitative Methodology 3
HIST-3710 History of Political Thought I: Ancient Through Medieval 3
POLS-3760 Jurisprudence 3
POLS-4640 American Constitutional Law: Governments Powers and Federalism 3
SOC-1300 Introduction to Sociology 3
TPC-3010 Style and Mechanics for Writers 3
TPC-3011 Legal Research and Writing 1
Prelaw Electives 3
Total 31
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
POLS-4630 American Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Rights 3
POLS-4700 Prelaw Seminar 3
Electives 22
Total 28

Prelaw Electives

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
HIST-3720 History of Political Thought II: Modern and Contemporary 3
POLS-3630 Congress 3
PUAD-3600 Public Administration 3
PYCH-1600 General Psychology 3

Liberal Arts Core

The faculty of Cedarville, and particularly the faculty of the Department of History and Government believe in the value of the liberal arts core.  We want our graduates to be educated individuals, not just trained employees.  We recognize that both education and training are vital,  and we are convinced that in this day and age college graduates need to know how to learn as much as they need to know how to do a task.  The career experts suggest that graduates of colleges today will change careers 4-5 times in their lifetimes.  Those shifts require a certain set of skills that the liberal arts courses help to develop in our students.