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.