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.


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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.
 

Freshman Applicant Admission Requirements

•  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.

 


Transfer Student Applicant Admission Requirements

•  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.

 

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of close to 37,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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