Preprofessional Curricula


Admission to law schools requires a baccalaureate degree and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The degree may be in any discipline. Students preparing for law school are advised to take courses in logical thought, American history, American politics, business, and criminal and civil law. While no specific courses are required, Indiana University offers an interdisciplinary prelaw minor for students interested in attending law school.

The minor includes six courses totaling 18 credit hours. Students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Business and Economics, and the College of Arts and Sciences could double-count courses that are required for their major or concen­tration, but they are required to take at least four courses or 12 credit hours outside of their major or concentration. The structure of the minor is as follows:

  • HIST-H 106 American History II (Twentieth Century) (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-J 101 American Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
  • One elective (3 cr.)

Students may pick from the following courses for the elective:

  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-J 303 Evidence (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 303 Commercial Law (3 cr.)
  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America (3 cr.)
  • HIST-A 315 Recent U.S. History (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)

The prelaw advisor can approve an elective that is not on this list if it meets the educational objectives.

The university provides prelaw counseling for interested students. Contact the prelaw advisor at (219) 980-6841 or (219) 980-6636, or (219) 980-6655.

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