Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Pre-Law Concentration

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of lawyers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010-2020 with work opportunities in a wide range of specializations such as environmental, tax, intellectual property, family, securities, litigation, and education.

The Pre-Law concentration is designed to make it possible for students from diverse backgrounds to enter the legal profession.  Students are generally successful in law school when their undergraduate major focuses on the development of reading, writing, critical thinking, reasoning, analytical skills, and human experience. Students prepare for future studies related to a career in a legal setting, including work in a private practice or in large corporations, higher education, and administration. The skills developed in the classroom will provide students with options to continue their education in law school or for placement in law enforcement, legal and juvenile justice, victims’ services, community-/institutional-based corrections areas, federal-, state-, and local-level criminal justice and administrative agencies, corrections, and public and private security. Open electives provide flexibility and allow students to explore individual interests.

For more information about the Pre-Law concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email

Learning Outcomes:

Students will acquire strong writing, analysis, and research skills that will prove invaluable to address preparation necessary for law school or employment immediately upon graduation in the justice, legal, and a wide range fields.

Students will demonstrate the ability to extensively research and apply statutory and common-law sources, particularly in the Capstone Project, through writing, analysis, and presentation.

Skills in analytics, identification, and problem-solving will provide students with the ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, propose viable solutions, and exercise objectivity for problem-solving and assessment.

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