Pre-Law Certificate

UAH’s Pre-Law Certificate is a collaboration between the Department of Political Science and the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Its curriculum is designed to provide students with guidance in taking the classes that will not only assist them with passing the LSAT and getting into law school, but also prepare them for success once they get there.

The Pre-Law Certificate can be completed in conjunction with any combination of major and minor. Students are required to complete an approved 15-credit course of study, including core courses in logic, ethics, and political philosophy. Because many are already included Charger Foundations, however, most students can complete the Pre-Law Certificate without needing to take any additional ones.

Core Courses (9 hours)

PHL 102
Introduction to Ethics
PHL 201
Introduction to Logic
and one of the following two courses:
PSC 330 / PHL 330
Classical Political Philosophy
PSC 332 / PHL 332
Modern Political Philosophy

Elective Courses (at least 6 hours)

CM 316
Legal Argument
EH 320
Practicum in Writing
FL 101L
Introduction to Latin
PHL 320
Symbolic Logic
PSC 452
American Constitutional Law
PSC 454
Civil Liberties
PY 434
Psychology and Law
SOC 303
Statistics for the Social Sciences
SOC 307
Sociology of Law

For a full list of courses for the Pre-Law Certificate Program, visit the UAH Catalog.

View the Catalog


More info about the Pre-Law Certificate:

Dr. Andrew Cling

Pre-Law Certificate Advisor

Morton Hall 325
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899


More info about Pre-Law opportunities:

Dana Warner

Pre-Professional Advisor

Shelby Center 302P
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899