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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Political Science—Prelaw (B.A.)

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Special curriculum; major code BA4203

The prelaw major in political science gives students access to advice, activities, and courses designed to prepare them for law school. Prelaw majors meet the same requirements as general political science majors. They are encouraged to complete the Law, Justice and Political Thought track, which offers a liberal arts education for undergraduate prelaw students, as well as those studying political theory and legal institutions from a broader perspective. After completing the core requirements of the major, students take courses introducing concepts basic to the study of law and political theory. Advanced students take an array of electives in the fields as well as internships in a variety of legal and public affairs settings.

College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Political Science Major Requirements

Complete a minimum of 52 hours with a 2.0 or higher GPA. This includes the requirements listed below, two additional 200-level courses, and Option I–General Politics–or Option II–any four-course track–as described below:

Option I or Option II

Option I - Complete one course from each of the following three tracks (a course can only count for one track)


Option II - Complete at least four 300- and 400-level courses in one of the following tracks:

World Politics

Suggested Courses

All majors are encouraged to take additional courses designed to develop skills, including:

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