Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies program provides students with the well-rounded education needed for admission to law schools. Emphasis is placed on the verbal, critical thinking, and analytical skills that are considered vital for success as a law student and as a member of the legal profession. This major also allows students interested in a career in business or government to gain an understanding of the complex legal issues they will face in their professions.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop legal and critical thinking skills in judicial issues.
  • Describe, analyze, and anticipate legal issues in a business environment.
  • Analyze contemporary legal issues in the state, federal, and administrative law forums
  • Analyze issues by application of relevant rules of law, ethical standards, and social mores.
  • Develop concise legal arguments.
  • Demonstrate written, oral communication, and presentation skills used in pre-law.
  • Describe need for effective planning in preparation for the negotiation process.


To earn a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Pre-Law Studies, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Prerequisites for the Major (5 courses; 19.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (7 courses; 31.5 units)
Choose seven upper-division degree related electives. The courses noted with an * below are strongly recommended.