Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, Pre-Law

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum  – 64-70 hours

Christian Literacy – (18/24 hours)

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211/1311) – 2/3 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314 – 2/3 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) – 2/3 hours
  • Bible Elective – lower level – 2/3 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives (two textual courses minimum) – 4/6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy    – (12 hours)

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – (10 hours)

  • Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours
  • Natural and Physical Science Requirements – 7 hours
    • Natural Science Requirement: one course from Biology
    • Physical Science Requirement: a Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics course
    • Physical or Natural Science (One companion lab course required)

Information and Communication Literacy  – (15 hours)

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
Technology-one course from the following list – 3 hours
  • Computer Applications (CA 1302)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (CS 2305)
  • Information Research and Strategies (INF 1300)
  • Technology in the Classroom (ED 2325)
  • Computers in the Social Sciences (HY 2300)

Personal and Social Literacy – (9 hours)

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Social Science: Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy – 63 hours

Social Science Core Requirements – (24 hours)

  • Constitutional Government (PS 2308/3308) – 3 hours
  • Modern America (HY 3305) – 3 hours
  • World Regional Geography (HU 3360) – 3 hours
  • Non-Western Civilization (HY 3307) – 3 hours
  • Philosophy of History (HY 4313) – 3 hours
  • Philosophy (HU 3303) – 3 hours
  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1301) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328) – 3 hours

Pre-Law Concentration Requirements   – (33 hours)

  • Civil War & Reconstruction (HY 3304) – 3 hours
  • Alabama History (HY 3306) – 3 hours
  • Parties and Politics (PS 3312) – 3 hours
  • State and Local Government (PS 3316) – 3 hours
  • Medieval Europe (HY 4301) – 3 hours
  • Research and Writing in History (HY 4311) – 3 hours
  • Principles of Accounting I (BA 2301) – 3 hours
  • Principles of Accounting II (BA 2302) – 3 hours
  • Legal Environment of Business I (BA 3380) – 3 hours
  • Legal Environment of Business II (BA 3381) – 3 hours
  • Constitutional Law (CJ 3305) – 3 hours

Electives*  – (6 hours)

Total Minimum Hours Required – 127/133 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation. *Also, for a BA degree, 6 hours of foreign language are required.

Note: Graduation requirements for the Social Science/Pre-Law degree include successful completion of the Departmental Exit Exam.