Pre-Law - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.LAW.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

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.” 

Requirements for admission to the program:

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 OR
MATH 0108 OR
MATH 0115
College Algebra** OR
Pre-Calculus Mathematics** OR
HIST 0104 OR
HIST 0105 OR
HIST 0115 OR
HIST 0116
United States to 1877 OR
Unites States since 1877 OR
World Civilization I OR
World Civilization II
PHIL 0103 OR
PHIL 0105 OR
PHIL 0206
Introduction to Philosophy OR
Logic OR
  Humanities Elective (other than HIST or PHIL) 3
POSC 0111 OR
POSC 0112
American Government OR
State and Local Government
PSYC 0101 OR
SOSC 0107
Psychology OR
  Natural and Physical Science Elective (Lecture and Lab) 5
LANG Elective 5
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 37-39
*See course description for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Pre-Law Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BUSN 0101 Accounting I 3
ECON 0201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 0202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 0204 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 0205 Western Civilization II 3
POSC 0102 International Relations /Foreign Policy 3
POSC 0111 American Government 3
POSC 0112 State and Local Government 3
  Total Hours for Pre-Law Requirements 24

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Pre-Law Degree 62-64
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