Advisor: Steven Breezeel, Ph.D.
Harding University is committed to providing prelaw students with a strong liberal arts education, which is considered by law schools to be the best prelegal preparation. Because law schools generally do not require specific undergraduate majors, one can major in any undergraduate field.
Academic fields that promote the development of writing, communication, and critical thinking skills are most valuable for gaining admission to law school. Fields that provide students with an opportunity to take courses that provide foundations in the lawmaking process and judicial system will help students succeed in legal education programs.
The political science, public administration, history, English, criminal justice, communications, economics and business administration majors provide an academic foundation that emphasizes critical thinking, reading comprehension and effective communications skills and are highly recommended.
Harding’s challenging, Christian liberal arts curriculum, along with the extensive number of undergraduate law classes and other unique opportunities that prelaw students enjoy, provide a solid background to students desiring careers in law. Further information regarding Harding’s prelaw program can be found on the History & Political Science department website.