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Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
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.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; COMM 110; POLSC 115; HIST 201; Physical Science

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; ECON 110; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; HIST 202; Life Science

Fall Semester 2:
ACCTG 120; POLSC 119; Mathematics; Fine Arts; Elective

Spring Semester 2:
PHIL 111; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; HIST 112; Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
LIFE SCIENCE **3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
HIST 112MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 4
HIST 202AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
PHIL 111LOGIC 3
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ACCTG 120FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4
HIST 201AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 3
POLSC 119STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
POLSC 122INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
POLSC 124COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
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.

For Program Information Contact:
Social Sciences Department
Room 220D
(309)694-5331