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Pre-Law

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs:

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Students interested in a career in law should realize that according to state legislation, a bachelor's degree is required for admission to a college of law in Kansas. Hence, most students following a pre-law program take courses to meet the general educational requirements of a four-year college. The following suggested schedule conforms to outlines submitted by the Kansas State Bar Association. Reasonable deviations may be made after consultation with an advisor or counselor.

The Associate in Arts Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities."

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or  
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics* or
MATH0115 Statistics*/#
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
HIST0115 World Civilization I or  
HIST0116 World Civilization II**
3
PHIL0103 Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL0105 Logic or
 
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least Hours 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)
POSC0111 American Government or
POSC0112 State and Local Government
3
PSYC0101 Psychology* or
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements (lecture with lab)
Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
  Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Foreign Language Requirement:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
Pre-Law Requirements:
BUSN0101 Accounting I
3
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
HIST0204 Western Civilization I
3
HIST0205 Western Civilization II
3
POSC0102 International Relations/Foreign Policy
3
POSC0111 American Government
3
POSC0112 State and Local Government
3
Total
24
   
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Pre-Law Degree
62-65

*See course description for prerequisite.
#Depending on University transfer
**Required only if student takes HIST0116, World Civilization II, and plans to transfer to KU.