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.
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.
Emphasizes logic and ethics for developing the reasoning skills needed to handle the variety of problems found in the study and practice of law.
Focuses on how political and social forces shape and give meaning to American law and legal institutions.
The WSU Pre-Law Resource Center offers students in all majors a range of support, including personalized guidance toward success in law school admissions and unique networking and mentoring opportunities with alumni attorneys and other legal professionals.
Guidance and mentoring
Specialist advisors with the Pre-Law Resource Center are available to help WSU students in any major navigate the application and admission process and become exceptional law school candidates.