Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre Law and Legal Process at OLLU strives to provide students with a deeper understanding of law in society, including how law and legal systems connect with ordinary people and with systems of power and privilege.

A specialization in pre-law will give graduates striving to attend law school, or graduate school specializing in legal studies or paralegal studies, more expertise and guided curriculum. The program offers extensive real-world experience through mock trial courses, practice and preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), service learning and an internship.

Students will also benefit from Pre-Law advisers, faculty mentors who will provide them with advice about the complex process of how to prepare for law school, how to choose a law school, and how to prepare for the LSAT.

Political Science: Pre Law and Legal Process degree plans and course descriptions

Honor Society and Student Association

Participation in the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, opens opportunities for scholarships and the development of leadership skills. The department also sponsors the Law and Politics Society, an outlet for leadership development, networking and community service.

Contact Us

John M. Trayhan, PhD
Associate Professor
Political Science
210-434-6711, ext. 2267

Leda Barnett, PhD
Associate Professor
Political Science
210-434-6711, ext. 2693

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