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College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Studies

Preparing for a Legal Career

With a pre-law specialization, you can pursue a wide variety of careers in law, business, government, education, and more.

Three programs in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a pre-law degree option. Each course of study meets the basic requirements for admission to law school while also providing students with opportunities to develop:

  • A critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative power in thinking.

History

Emphasizes the historical evolution of the law and the role of legal change in the formation of the social, political, and economic structure of the modern world.

Visit the history pre-law web page or contact Lauri Sue Torkelson for more information.

Philosophy

Emphasizes logic and ethics for developing the reasoning skills needed to handle the variety of problems found in the study and practice of law.

Visit the philosophy pre-law web page or contact Laurie Heustis for more information.

Political Science

Focuses on how political and social forces shape and give meaning to American law and legal institutions.

Vsit the political science pre-law web page or contact Teresa Woolverton for more information.

Guidance and mentoring

Specialist advisors with the Pre-Law Student Resource Center help all WSU students navigate the application and admission process and become exceptional law school candidates.

Need a Dean’s Statement?

If your law school application requires a dean’s statement or signature, please direct your request to:

Melynda Huskey
Dean of Students
134 French Administration
PO Box 641013
Pullman, WA 99164-1013
509-335-5757