Advisors — Dr. Esler and Dr. Louthan, Politics and Government; Dr. Terzian, History
Law schools do not require one specific major for admission. They do seek evidence of a rich, liberal arts education, expecting students to have developed their skills in three major areas: comprehension and expression in words; critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals; and creative power in thinking. Among the options available to Ohio Wesleyan’s pre-law students are traditional majors such as history, English, economics, and politics and government, as well as supplementary course work to help them prepare for the Law School Admission Test.
Ohio Wesleyan students also may select an interdepartmental pre-law major. Students who major in pre-law must complete a second major in a traditional course of study. For the pre-law major, a core of appropriate courses is outlined in English, philosophy, history, economics, and politics and government. Six other courses complete the major: these are chosen with an eye toward breadth and depth of preparation and after careful consultation with the student’s advisor. The list of courses from which to choose electives includes those courses most helpful in the past to students going on to study law.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts