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Major Name: Pre-Law

Degree Program: N/A

Degree Designation: N/A

College / School: Liberal Arts

Law schools do not require a specific major for acceptance, thus students planning to apply to a law school should work with their advisor to select a major that will facilitate their entrance to a college of law upon completion of a BA or BS degree. Among the more popular majors for such students are Business, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and English. Much depends on the kind of law the student hopes to practice after earning the Jurist Doctor degree.

WVU does not offer a Pre-Law major at the baccalaureate level. Students contemplating application to a graduate college of law offering the JD degree at WVU or elsewhere must first obtain a BA or BS degree. They must further demonstrate a high degree of academic ability, as colleges of law have competitive admissions requirements based on the student’s undergraduate record and performance on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).