Minor in Prelaw

Students in APU’s prelaw minor learn about political science, constitutional law, criminal law, and political philosophy in preparation for the rigors of law school.

21 units


No more than 6 units from the minor may be in common with the student’s major. To graduate as department majors or minors, students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in program courses.

The Department of History and Political Science maintains the following requirements for each of the minors it offers:

  1. Students must complete all prerequisites for any HIST or POLI course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description).
  2. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all political science and history courses required for the minor.
  3. Students must complete each HIST or POLI course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of History and Political Science.
Core Courses
POLI 150American Government 13
POLI 415The Federal Judiciary3
A total of five courses are required.15
Select at least three of the following:
Introduction to Criminal Law
Introduction to Legal Transactions
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
Constitutional Law: National Powers
Seminar on Legal Studies
Select at least one of the following:
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
The American Founding
Total Units21

Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.