Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies - Pre-Law Option

Hours Required

Following is the pre-law option four-year degree plan.  Two of the three concentration areas are Philosophy and English. Students may choose one of the options listed for concentration area III (see note 3 below). Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation.  Six writing intensive courses are required for this particular degree: See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.6
Major
Select 48 SCH including COMM 4350 and 15 SCH each in three concentrations: Philosophy, 15 SCH including PHIL 2301, 2306, 3302, PSCI 3314 and 3 SCH PHIL at the 3000-4000 level; English, 15 SCH including ENGL 3300 and 12 SCH of English Literature at the 3000-4000 level. The third concentration select from the following: 48
Business
Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to Finance
Principles of Mgt&Org Behavior
Principles of Marketing
3 SCH business elective
Political Science
The Constitution and Civil Lib
Constitution and Crim Pro Law
Constitution and Govt Powers
The Judicial Process
3 SCH PSCI at the 3000-4000 level
History
Select 15 SCH with at least 12 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.
Criminal Justice
The Constitution and Civil Lib
Constitution and Crim Pro Law
Select 9 SCH from the following:
Philosophy of Law
Law & Society
Victimology
Juvenile Delinquency&Justice
Women & Criminal Justice
White Collar Crime
Administration of Justice
General Electives
Select 20 SCH, at least fifteen of which must be at the 3000-4000 level20
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Logic 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 1 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Adv Concentration III 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
ENGL 3301 Advanced Composition-WIN 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
Junior
Fall
ENGL - Adv Literature 3
PHIL 3302 Philosophy of Law 3
Adv Concentration III 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
ENGL - Adv Literature 3
PSCI 3314 Modern Political Philosophy 3
Adv Concentration III 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
ENGL - Adv Literature 3
PHIL - Adv Philosophy Elective 3
Adv Concentration III 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
COMM 4350 Internship 3
ENGL - Adv Literature 3
Adv Concentration III 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Concentration III, 15 SCH selected from one of the following disciplines: Political Science; History; Criminal Justice, and  Business.

WIN Requirement: 6 courses designated as WIN, 5 at the 3000-4000 level.       

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.