People are drawn to the study of politics and law for many different reasons. One of the best reasons is to pursue a career in public service. The USF Political Science – Pre-Law program fosters the skills necessary for practicing good citizenship in any career, but especially a career that is oriented toward public service.
Learn to analyze political and judicial arguments
Present solid arguments orally and in writing
Create a thesis that lays out a detailed argument, researched and written over the course of a semester
This USF program does two things. Like the existing Political Science major, it provides a broad liberal-arts based education in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions. But it also offers students with a special interest in law the opportunity to take courses outside of Political Science that will count toward their degree.– Dr. Thomas Schneider, program director
A “pre-law” major by definition is for students who plan to go to law school. However, a Bachelor’s degree by itself is sufficient for some law-related occupations: