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Legal Studies – Pre-Law (LSPLO)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: South Omaha Campus

This degree option provides a broad foundation in the critical thinking, oral and written communication, and general research skills that prepare students who are interested in pre-law or similar courses of study at four-year institutions. Each four-year institution publishes its requirements for admission, general education, and degree major requirements.

Graduation Requirements

General education

27.0

Major requirements

36.0

Option requirements

36.0

Total credit hours required

99.0

General education requirements

See General education requirements for Legal Studies

Major requirements for Legal Studies

See Major requirements for Legal Studies

Option requirements for Legal Studies – Pre-Law (36.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

Select 36.0 credit hours from the following:

BSAD 2720International Marketing ManagementONLINE

4.5

ECON 1000MacroeconomicsONLINE

4.5

ECON 1100MicroeconomicsONLINE

4.5

HIST 1010United States History to 1877ONLINE

4.5

HIST 1020U.S. History from 1865 to PresentONLINEHYBRID

4.5

LAWS 1110Litigation

4.5

PHIL 1010Introduction to PhilosophyONLINE

4.5

PHIL 1030Professional EthicsONLINE

4.5

PHIL 2400Philosophy and Literature

4.5

PHIL 2600Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

4.5

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning to complete associate degrees in Legal Studies – Pre-Law option after two years of full-time study.

First Year

First Quarter

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

PHIL 1100Critical ReasoningONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second Quarter

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

POLS 2060The ConstitutionONLINE

4.5

OR

POLS 2070Contemporary Social and Political IssuesONLINE

4.5

SPCH 1110Public SpeakingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Third Quarter

Elective

4.5

LAWS 1101Introduction to Law

4.5

MATH 1410StatisticsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Fourth Quarter

BSAD 1100Business Law IONLINE

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

LAWS 2324Criminal Law and Procedures

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second Year

Pre-Law electives should be taken during the second year of study.

Fifth Quarter

Elective

4.5

LAWS 1111Microsoft Word for the Law OfficeONLINE

4.5

LAWS 1230Legal Research and Writing I

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Sixth Quarter

Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

LAWS 2240Legal Research and Writing II

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Seventh Quarter

Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:9.0

Eighth Quarter

Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:9.0

The Pre-Law option is not a program for the education of paralegals.