Pre-Law

Requirements for admission to law schools may vary. Students planning to enter law school may study at Illinois Central College and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor´s degree. Law schools generally favor a program of study in one of the established academic fields as the best preparation. A suggested sequence of courses is listed below. The pre-law student should carefully consider the recommended electives as well.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
HIST 112 MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS  4
POLSC 115 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT  3
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE ** 3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
HIST 202 AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877  3
PHIL 111 LOGIC  3
FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
HIST 201 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877  3
POLSC 119 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT  3
POLSC 122 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  3
POLSC 124 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES *** 6

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Recomended Life Science: BIOL 111 or 140.
*** Approved electives: POLSC 120; HIST 111, 219; ECON 111; GEOG 114; Foreign Language; PHIL 110, 115; PSY 110; SOC 110, 114, 210; COMM 112.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; COMM 110; POLSC 115; HIST 201; Physical Science
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; ECON 110; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; HIST 202; Life Science
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 120; POLSC 119; Mathematics; Fine Arts; Elective
Spring Semester 2PHIL 111; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; HIST 112; Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department

Technology Center, Room 205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training