Humanities — Prelaw

This interdisciplinary, liberal arts pre-law major is particularly appropriate for students who plan to attend law school or work in government or corporate settings but who also have an interest in the humanities and arts. Students work closely with their academic adviser to design a major with three core areas of five or more classes each. Students hone critical research, writing and presentation skills as they focus on areas of particular interest to them.

For advising assistance for this major, please see the College of Arts & Letters Advising Page

What can I do with Humanities — Prelaw?

Humanities — Prelaw focuses on addressing issues through governmental initiatives, shaping and influencing policy through political systems and institutions to ensure that fundamental rights and the needs of the public are universally recognized. Professionals in this area achieve these means through advocacy, law, political campaigns, and administration at the local, state, and federal levels. On an international level, work in this career community may emphasize international diplomacy, foreign service, trade, customs, education, and defense.

Opportunities exist within public, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors and ranges from work in policy and advocacy, law, civil service in local, state and federal government, and cause-based work. To be successful, an ambitious, resilient and thoughtful mindset as well as the ability to work with various groups and cultures is needed.

Alumni work at:

Nicholas Law Firm

Miller Canfield

Doctors Company

Innocence Project

Michigan Public Health Institute

State Bar Associations

U.S. Senate

Alumni work as:

Associate Attorneys

Governmental Relations Specialists

Project Assistants

Law Clerks

New Business Development Coordinators

Urban Policy Consultants


Careers Include:

Public Policy & Administration

Translation & Interpretation

Human Rights

Legal & Paralegal

Foreign Policy

Public Health

Contracts & Negotiation

Foreign Intelligence

Trade & Commerce

Study Abroad Administration & International Education

Intellectual Property

Political & Legislative Aides