A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
A Pre-law minor is not necessarily just for students who want to go on to law school. Students with majors as diverse as journalism, business, history, sociology, education, and philosophy, to name just a few, will find benefit in a pre-law program. Students not only learn about the processes that make American courts the great levelers in society, but they also gain the knowledge and ability to strengthen their own arguments with logic and historical precedent. Of course, students wishing to attend law school will also find a pre-law minor gives them a firm foundation in jurisprudence.
A Pre-Law minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Business Law
- Strategic Communications
- Criminal Justice
- Professional Media
- Public Administration