Program Requirements

The Pre-Law Program at Adams State University is not a major, but a series of liberal arts courses recommended by the pre-law advisor based upon the individual needs of the students and the challenging requirements for gaining admission into law school. Students major in a variety of disciplines. Irrespective of discipline, students should possess certain core competencies. The program below is the designed to assist students in demonstrating these competencies:

Pre-Law Studies Core

  • GOVT 291: American Government (3 hours)
  • HIST 202: American Hist to 1865 GT-HI1 (3 hours)
  • HIST 203: Amer Hist 1865 / Present GT-HI1 (3 hours)
  • GOVT 429: Constnl Law and Criminal Justice (3 hours)
  • GOVT 430: Constnl Law:Civil Liberties (3 hours)
  • GOVT 460: Pre-Law Studies Seminar (3 hours)
  • GOVT 466: Ancient Political Theory (3 hours)
  • GOVT 467: Modern Political Theory (3 hours)
  • ECON 255: Principles of Economics I (3 hours)
  • BUS 207: Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)
  • MATH 205: Intro to Statistical Methods (3 hours) OR PSYC 211: Intro to Stats Lecture/Lab (4 hours)
  • PHIL 205: Logic (3 hours) OR PHIL 202: Ethics (3 hours)

Pre-law elective classes (12 hours)

This component consists of 12 hours of upper division courses selected in conjunction with the pre-law advisor. It includes at least six hours of literature and/or composition, with the remaining six hours consisting of government/political science courses with extensive research and writing components or a supervised internship, when available, with the Office of the Public Defender of Colorado Rural Legal Services. The internship involves a writing requirement.

When to take these courses

Course Map

2. All Requirements for an undergraduate degree

Graduation Requirements