Department of Political Science

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Prelaw Program

This interdisciplinary program of study, although not a major program as such, is especially designed to attain the goals prescribed by the American Association of Law Schools for prelegal preparation: (a) to provide the student with basic information about economic, political and social institutions and values; (b) to cultivate an appreciation of historical documentation and analysis; (c) to develop requisite skills in the use of the English language, oral as well as written; (d) to develop an ability to think creatively and critically and use systematic reasoning--deductive, inductive and by analogy.

It should be noted that this program partially fulfills the College's general academic requirements both in the social sciences and the humanities.