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 Courses9
PHL 102INTRO TO ETHICS3
PHL 103INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC3
And one of the following two courses:
PHL/PSC 330CLASSI POLITI PHILOSOPHY3
PHL/PSC 332MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSO3
Elective Courses 16
LEGAL ARGUMENT
PRACTICUM IN WRITING
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Any 100 level WLC course
AMER CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
CIVIL LIBERTIES
PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW
STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
Total Semester Hours15

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