The Certificate in Pre-Law Program is designed to provide undergraduate students with skills that are required for law school and the practice of law: analytical reasoning, reading, and writing.  It is also intended to provide a background on various perspectives on law from a variety of disciplines not often associated with legal studies, such as sociology, psychology, and history. 

A student who chooses to pursue a Certificate in Pre-Law may choose any major or minor in any college at UAH.  A choice of major and minor is best made in consultation with the Pre-Law Adviser, who can guide a student in choosing courses that will prepare him or her for the academic rigors of a legal education.  For many students, the Certificate can be earned without adding additional hours to a degree program.  Select courses can be counted toward Charger Foundations.  

Core Courses
PHL 102INTRO TO ETHICS3
PHL 201INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC3
PSC 330CLASSI POLITI PHILOSOPHY3
or PSC 332 MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSO
Elective Courses 16
CM 418LEGAL ARGUMENT3
PRACTICUM IN WRITING
FL 101N
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
AMER CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
CIVIL LIBERTIES
PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW
STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
Total Semester Hours18
1

 With appropriate justification, the pre-law adviser may allow other elective courses. 

If you are interested in the Certificate in Pre-Law Program, please contact Dr. John Nale at john.nale@uah.edu or (256) 824-2337.