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Pre-Law in Political Science

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Are you interested in attending law school? Political Science is the most popular undergraduate major of law school attendees. Clemson University and the Department of Political Science offer a wealth of courses, information and resources that will help you build the skills necessary to make you an attractive applicant at law schools across the country.

Additionally, an undergraduate degree in political science will provide versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofits; campaign management; journalism; and teaching. You can choose to receive either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. With a Bachelor of Arts, you will gain broad knowledge of the political science discipline, and your studies will emphasize communication skills and the humanities. If you have an aptitude for math or an interest in political economy, public administration, public policy or other fields that require advanced quantitative skills, the Bachelor of Science is the way to go.

  • LSAT Prep Course

    The Political Science Department offers a course to help students prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  This course is open to students from all majors.  For additional information or to register for the course, please contact either Angela Newell or Denise Brown within the Department of Political Science, 864-656-3233.

  • Pre-law Advising

    Political Science faculty are available for individual pre-law advising to help students decide whether to go to law school, and, if so, where to apply.  We also offer pre-law information sessions to go over key information students need to know to be successful in their preparation for law school and a legal career.

  • Courses Of Interest
    • POSC 3410 - Quantitative Methods in Political Science
    • POSC 4360 - Law, Courts, and Politics
    • POSC 4370 - American Constitutional Law:  Rights and Liberties
    • POSC 4380 - American Constitutional Law:  Structures of Government
    • LAW 3220 - Legal Environment of Business
    • LAW 3330 - Real Estate Law
    • LAW 4050 - Construction Law
    • LAW 4060 - Sports Law
    • LAW 4200 - International Business Law
    • PHIL 1020 - Introduction to Logic
    • PHIL 3600 - Symbolic Logic
    • HIST 3190 - Gender and Law in United States History
    • HIST 3280 - United States Legal History to 1890
    • HIST 3290 - United States Legal History Since 1890
    • HIST 4960 - Studies in Legal History
  • Pre-Law Faculty Contacts

    Dr. Joseph Stewart
    231B Brackett Hall
    Department of Political Science
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC 29634-1354
    864-656-3233
    jstewa4@clemson.edu

    Dr. William Lasser
    180 Core Campus
    Calhoun Honors College
    Clemson University 
    Clemson, SC  29634-5106
    864-656-4762
    lasser@clemson.edu

Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science | 232 Brackett Hall