Prepare for a career in a dynamic, high-demand field.
The pre-law program at PennWest California helps you build a strong academic foundation while preparing you for law school or other graduate studies.
Designed to give students the best preparation for admission to law school, the pre-law program is a collaboration among seven academic disciplines that allows students to select any major. Academic disciplines participating in the pre-law program are business, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, English, history and political science.
Gain a strong foundation for law school admission.
The term "pre-law" usually indicates a career goal and not a specific undergraduate major or course of study. No particular major is required for law school admission. In fact, most law schools want students to have a broad-based undergraduate education that prepares them to read, write and think.
Unlike most professional schools, law schools do not specify the coursework or a major field that the prospective student must complete while in college. Instead, law schools prefer that potential students receive a well-rounded education. Students are encouraged to select a rigorous major with elective courses in numerous disciplines. Law schools accept students from almost any major, as long as the program of study is academically rigorous.