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Minor in Pre-Law

Contact Person:
Philip Neisser, Chair
307 Satterlee, (315) 267-2554,

18- 20 credit hours required. Open to all majors including Politics majors.

The minor provides students concentrated study in U.S. legal systems and provides experience in law-related coursework. Students are able to develop an understanding of the relationship of law and legal institutions to the State and society. Students who are pre-law minors have the opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of the key analytical questions concerning legal processes and ideas in the United States.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 3-4*)
POLS 110 Introduction to U.S. Politics (4 credits)

*All SUNY Potsdam Politics courses are 4 credits, but students can count one 3 credit lower-division Politics course taken at another college towards the Pre-Law Minor if that course has been accepted for transfer and authorized as equivalent in content on the transfer credit evaluation.