Study pre-law at TSU with a Political Science or History major


Why study Political Science if I want to go to law school?

The most common undergraduate degree of attorneys is political science. The TSU political science major/minor provides excellent preparation for law school with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and communication skills. With either a concentration in American or international politics, you will be able to focus on a full range of law classes such as:

  • Constitutional Law (Civil Liberties & Rights; Federalism);
  • Judicial Process;
  • Gender, Sexuality, and U.S. Law;
  • Immigration Law;
  • Environmental Law;
  • and Sports Law.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate on our:

  • Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) team,
  • Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) team,
  • Model United Nations (MUN) team,
  • and serve as a legislative intern.

Our department emphasizes good advising and we can help you successfully navigate your path into law school.

Why study History if I want to go to law school?

History majors have among the highest LSAT scores and have the highest rate of acceptance to law school. History teaches students to make evidence-based conclusions which is ideal for a career in law. TSU history faculty offer courses in medieval law, prison history, and more. A history major with a political science pre-law minor offers students excellent training to prepare for law school.

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For an overview of the political science major, view the political science degree page .

For information on pre-law and political science, please contact Dr. Corey Barwick, 615-963-6342,

For advisement in political science, please contact Dr. Kyle Murray, 615 963-1394,

For advisement in history, please contact Dr. Andrew Patrick, Crouch Hall 413D, 615-963-5742,