Pre-Law - A.A. Degree

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Program Goals for Sussex County Community College’s Pre-Law Liberal Arts Option: 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.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • 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.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH106 Mathematical Concepts 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
POLS111/
LEGA100
Introduction to the American Legal System 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
POLS223/
LEGA223
Constitutional Law** 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LEGA105 Legal Research and Writing I** 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
GMSC000 Math/Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PRLW000 Option Elective* 3
GLCA001 Global & Cultural Awareness Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

** Course only offered in fall.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.