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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

History—Prelaw Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA4214

College of Arts and Sciences 
History Department
Bentley Annex 452
Phone: 740.593.4334
Fax: 740.593.0259
History.Department@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/history

Brian Schoen, contact person
 

Program Overview

If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences and plan to enter law school, complete the specific requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a prelaw emphasis. The specific intra- and extradepartmental requirements have been tailored to prepare you for law school and a legal career.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This curriculum prepares you to enter law school.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

History Prelaw Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester credit hours of HIST coursework, including all of the requirements below.

United States History Introductory Courses


Complete the following courses:

Historical Research and Writing


Complete the following course at the beginning of the junior year:

Chronological History Course Requirement


Courses taken at or above the 2020-level to meet the Chronological History Course requirements will also count toward the elective requirements. Complete one course from two of the three following components.

Component 2: Early Modern History


Component 3: Modern History


Geographical History Course Requirement


Courses taken at or above the 2020-level to meet the Geographical History Course requirements will also count toward the elective requirements. Complete one course from two of the three following components.

Component 1: European History


Component 2: North American History


Component 3: World History


History Electives


Complete a total of 21 hours of history courses above 2010. This requirement will be partially satisfied by those courses taken to fulfill the Chronological and Geographical requirements.

Prelaw History Major Intradepartmental Course Requirements


Complete two of the following courses. They may also satisfy the Chronological and Geographical requirements for your major.

Prelaw History Major Extradepartmental Requirements


Complete two of the following courses. Almost all of them will also fulfill your Arts and Sciences breadth requirements.

Preparation for Law


If you plan to enter law school after earning an undergraduate degree, it is prudent to choose a major that reflects your true academic interest. Majors in history, philosophy, political science, and sociology and anthropology are often considered excellent academic preparation for law school. See the respective department listing s in the catalog for specific information about major requirements. Additional prelaw information is available at: www.cas.ohiou.edu/undergrad/cat/PreLaw.asp.

You may also want to select courses from English composition and literature, American literature, history (English and American), political science, economics, sociology, a laboratory science, mathematics, philosophy (include ethics and logic), accounting, psychology, and a foreign language. Courses in speech, and training in expression, as well as activities that develop the capacity for independent thought and action, are recommended.

For students interested in environmental law the Department of Geography  offers a prelaw major grounded in sciences preparation.. See Geography—Environmental Prelaw  for information. The Department of Philosophy  offers an opportunity to prepare for the study of law through a program emphasizing logic and the analysis of social, political, and legal thought. See Philosophy—Prelaw Major . The Prelaw program in the Department of Political Science  centers on the Law, Justice, and Political Thought. See  Political Science—Prelaw Major .

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that to enter law school you must be able to show possession of an undergraduate degree from an approved college if you wish to take the Ohio Bar Examination. Law schools in the State of Ohio require the degree of all entering students, regardless of the state in which they plan to take the bar examination.

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