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Political Science

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 LSAT prep course in the Fall and Spring Semester open to all majors, Clemson students and alumni. This course is designed to provide students with basic information regarding the test,  study skills, approaches to the various question-types on the exam, and hints about specific exam issues.  The course works best in conjunction with students' own intensive self-study in the month before the exam.  Students will not receive academic credit for this course, and study materials are not provided. For additional information please contact Shea Mazique or Lydia Arneson within the Department of Political Science.

  • Pre-law Advising

    The Political Science Department offers pre-law information sessions through-out the academic year to go over key information students need to know to be successful in their preparation for law school and a legal career. Please contact Dr. William Lasser with requests for individual pre-law advising.

  • 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. William Lasser
    180 Core Campus
    Calhoun Honors College
    Clemson University 
    Clemson, SC  29634-5106

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