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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Sociology—Prelaw Major (B.A.)

Major code BA4254

College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology Department
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1350
Fax: 740.593.1365
socanth@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/socanth/contact

Steve Scanlan, contact person
scanlans@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Students who enter this program often have a goal of attending law school. This program provides a broad liberal arts preparation for this purpose. Students are encouraged to develop communication and analytic skills in a variety of academic disciplines. Course work is designed to encourage learning in several social sciences, writing, and text analysis.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates of the sociology-prelaw program are well-equipped to pursue law school. Those who choose to pursue a career immediately upon graduation rather than attending law school will find meaningful and rewarding employment as consultants to business and government, social change agents (e.g., community organizers), politicians, and educators. The range of careers available to students with an emphasis on pre-law also includes those available to sociology and sociology-criminology majors.

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