2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Pre-Law (Business), A.B.
The Department of Business is dedicated to both academic and vocational education. Therefore, the department offers associate degrees and certificate programs in business, and credit and noncredit continuing education in business.
The Department of Business is committed to providing programs parallel to the first two years of those offered in four year business schools and promotes the opportunity for individuals to achieve degrees beyond the associate degree on campus. In this pursuit, the department offers the associate of business degree.
The Department of Business offers associate of applied science degrees and certificate programs to develop vocational proficiency to qualify individuals for responsible and productive positions in business and government and to retrain individuals for current and new positions.
The Department of Business recognizes the need for a community environment in which there exists an opportunity for educational growth. Therefore, the department is dedicated to providing continuing business education to enhance skills and knowledge for members of the community.
The Department of Business recognizes a changing business environment and changing technology. Therefore, the department is committed to innovation in course design, instructional methods, and integration of appropriate equipment in the curricula.
There is no prescribed or required set of courses for pre-legal work. Students must have a B.A. or B.S. degree before beginning the professional study of law. There are no restrictions as to the field in which the degree is earned.
Generally, the objective of pre-legal study is to acquire a background useful in the study and practice of law. College study should prepare the student for law school by developing language comprehension and use; understanding of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions; and the ability to think logically and creatively. Courses promoting these objectives are included in the basic requirements for most undergraduate degrees. The choice of a major should be determined by the student’s academic interest and professional objectives in law. Subjects providing a valuable background for the study or practice of law include accounting, business administration, economics, English, history, language, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
There are two major directions to obtain a pre-law degree: business or social science.
This is a transfer degree.