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Sussex County Community College’s Pre-Law Liberal Arts Option holds these goals as high standards in preparing students with a strong foundation to transfer to a four-year school with the possibility of graduate school:

  • Prepare students seeking admission to law school for rigorous graduate level academic curriculum by developing those skills particularly important to the study and practice of law.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing development of critical thinking, writing and analytical skills.
  • Provide students a curriculum in legal theory that will provide a stimulating, thought-provoking educational experience while providing a foundation upon which to facilitate and promote student success in law school.


Upon completion of the program students will:

  • Develop critical thinking, writing and analytical skills essential to the study and practice of law.
  • Know the fundamental concepts of the American Legal System which will facilitate success in the rigorous study of law.
  • Acquire an interdisciplinary education necessary for success in the rigorous study of law.
  • Gain insight into and familiarity with the practice of law.

Transfer Options

The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at


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