Pre-Law

Students wishing to pursue a law degree after completing their bachelor's degree are not limited to any particular undergraduate degree. Law schools have no preference of major, so students can choose a major that is a good fit for them rather than one they think will look good for law school.  At Cardinal Stritch, there are variants of the English and History programs that are designed to prepare students well for law school, but students are not limited to those programs.  Regardless of the major chosen, courses that develop skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning - skills that will be necessary in law school and in a legal career - will aid in the student's success in being admitted to and in successfully completing law school.

Students with an interest in law school should meet with the pre-law advisor to explore the law profession and determine whether it is a good fit for them.  The advisor will also be able to help with laying out a timeline for pre-law students and with keeping the students competitive for law school admission.

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)

Though students are not restricted to the following options, the programs listed below show two possible routes that prepare students well for law school admission.

Pre-Law with English Major
Required courses:  CA 252, PL 355, PS 308, SC 201, CJ 101.  The English track requires:  EN 228, 303, 317, 325, 412, and nine elective English credits at the 200-level or above.

Pre-Law with History Major
Required courses:  CA 252, PL 355, PS 308, SC 201, CJ 101.  The History track requires:  HS 202, HS 243, HS 402, POLS 102 or POLS 303, and 9 credits of electives in History.

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to help students complete certificate and licensure programs. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know how to help student locate all options available for funding their education.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Cardinal Stritch University as a place that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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