College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Political Science: Pre-law Option

Student must complete 42 hours of course work, 21 of which must be earned at Washington State University and including 24 hours of political science.

Required Courses

  • POL S 101: American National Government
  • POL S 102: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL S 103: International Politics
  • POL S 300: The American Constitution
  • POL S 402: Civil Liberties
  • POL S 404: The Judicial Process [M]
  • POL S 443: Administrative Jurisprudence
  • POL S elective
  • CRM J 101: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
  • CRM J 320: Criminal Law OR
    CRM J 420: Criminal Procedure OR
    equivalent
  • ENGLISH 201: Writing and Research OR
    ENGLISH 301: Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
  • PHIL 201: Elementary Logic
  • A course in public speaking, argumentation
  • An introductory course in economics
Recommended Courses
  • ACCTG 231: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ANTH 101: General Anthropology OR
    SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • HISTORY 110: American History to 1877
  • HISTORY 111: American History Since 1877
  • PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PSYCH 105: Introductory Psychology
  • COMST 235: Principles of Group Communication
  • COMST 302: Advanced Public Speaking
  • Statistics
  • Electives, especially from ECONS, HISTORY, PHIL, PSYCH, SOC, CRM J, or English grammar and composition
University Writing Requirements
  • Two (2) Writing in the Major [M] courses (6 hours) from POL S 404, 405, 424, 432, 438, 442, 446, 447, 450, 472, 476
  • Junior Writing Portfolio/Qualifying Exam (portfolio and proficiency exam required no later than first semester after earning 60 credits)
Foreign Language Requirement
  • 2 years high school or 1 year college (in same language)
Apply for graduation
Political Science Advising

Teresa Woolverton
Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 827
509-335-1291
twool@wsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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