An interdisciplinary program, the Law, Politics, and Philosophy Minor enables students to focus on the law from a variety of disciplines, including political science, philosophy, history, criminology, and economics. In addition, the minor provides a sound foundation for the law school experience and gives students and faculty the chance to talk regularly about the law school application process. The minor does not attempt to reproduce for students the specific studies of the law they will pursue once they begin law school. Rather, the minor provides students with an interdisciplinary context within which they can more fully appreciate and understand the law as a discipline. The minor therefore requires students to take a selection of challenging courses outside their own major. In addition, the minor offers students rigorous preparation in analytic and writing skills. Developing such skills through a challenging course of study should be useful to students as they prepare to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), when they begin their study of the law and again when they begin their practice of law.
Five Course Units Requirement:
Required Courses (2 course units)
Options Courses (3 course units):
Only one course can be double counted toward a major.
No more than two courses can be from the same department.
At least two courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.