Pre-Law Major


The Bethel University pre-law degree is designed to afford students a diverse education covering different fields that will prepare a student for a legal education. Law schools look to candidates who have a broad-based education which can cover several disciplines. This kind of diversified education teaches students skills needed for the LSAT and a legal education rather than specific knowledge on a single subject. This emphasis will provide a sound foundation for legal studies and a broad knowledge of social sciences, economics, communication, and the humanities.

The major will also help students develop an understanding of ethical patterns and professional conduct in the study of law from a Christian perspective.

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Pre-Law Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

  • Criminal law
  • Business law
  • Core curriculum such as English, History, Communications, Business, Sociology, and Government

Prepare for an exciting future with continued education as/a:

  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor
  • Judge
  • Legal Secretary
  • Politician

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Analytic and problem-solving
  • Critical reading
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Listening
  • Research
  • Task organization
  • Management

Students take part in internships in places such as:

  • At local law firms
  • With local attorneys
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Pre-Law Major Highlights

The pre-law degree is specifically geared toward preparing a student for admission to law school. It is a major specifically designed and structured to prepare students for a career in the field of law and taught from a Christian worldview.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

As you’re pursuing a degree in pre-law, you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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