The Palmetto College Online Pre-Law Minor is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC's senior campuses.
The Minor in Pre-law is available online for students majoring in Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Health Informatics, or Information Management & Systems. The courses within the minor prepare students for careers in the legal field, including strategies for applying to law school and taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
The minor offers flexible, interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as law, political science, ethics, logic, and communications which can be adapted to students’ needs and interests. In the Intro to Pre-law class, students will hear from attorneys in a variety of fields about their law school experiences and careers. Students will also learn about professionalism from career services and receive instruction on writing a personal statement.
Minors complete a required internship to gain firsthand experience of the legal world and begin cultivating relationships and connections for the future. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program to gain exposure to law, culture, and politics overseas while also earning credit that applies to the pre-law minor.
Why should I complete a minor in pre-law?
Completing a minor in pre-law will better prepare you for the LSAT and law school. As a pre-law minor, you will also be advised by a Law School Admission Council (LSAC) advisor who can assist you in choosing coursework and applying to law school.
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Ready to get started?
Begin the enrollment process by applying for admission to one of the following programs: Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Health Informatics, or Information Management & Systems. Once enrolled, you will have the opportunity to declare the Pre-Law minor with your advisor.
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