Pre-Law

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

West Virginia University does not offer a Pre-Law major at the baccalaureate level. Students contemplating application to a graduate College of Law offering the J.D. degree at West Virginia University or elsewhere must first obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree. They must further demonstrate a high degree of academic ability, as Colleges of Law have competitive admissions requirements, based on the student’s undergraduate record and performance on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
 

Pre-Law students at Potomac State College are advised by a member of the legal profession, who will assist students in selecting a major that will facilitate their entrance to a College of Law upon completion of the B.A. or B.S. Among the more popular majors for such students are Business, Criminal Justice, English, and Political Science. Much depends on the kind of law the student hopes to practice after earning the Jurist Doctor degree   Students should consult the Pre-Law advisor regarding an appropriate major, and should select POLS 210, Law and the Legal System, as an elective within their chosen degree and major.