Where am I?
Pre-Law/Social Science Major
If you have the required academic background and a real interest in law, the social science/pre-law program is for you. Attorneys must be knowledgeable and sensitive to all types of people, information and situations. A balanced and broad liberal arts and social science foundation is essential for the rigors of law school and beyond.
This specialized major helps students develop the communication skills essential for teamwork, presenting a case, and writing or negotiating legal documents. Students graduate with a critical understanding of the values with which the law deals, the nature of human beings and the physical universe, the social, economic and political structures of society, and the cultural heritage of Western society. And, like all Fontbonne students, social science/pre-law majors gain skills in reasoning, analysis and synthesis.
This major will provide you with the academic skills necessary for law school as well as a wide variety of careers in the professional or academic world.
Why Pre-Law/Social Science with Fontbonne?
You’ll gain a balanced background in history, philosophy, different areas of society, as well as federal and Missouri law, in a student-centered environment working side by side with faculty and fellow students. You’ll get the expertise of your professors, practicing lawyers and guest speakers while gaining invaluable skills for a future in law or any profession.
Plus, our social science/pre-law students have the opportunity to study alongside professionals in legal settings as part of their senior practicum. Students work in a variety of locations, including the St. Louis County Public Defenders office, the St. Louis County Courts and private law firms. This experience helps students narrow their field of interest and get an advanced peek into their future.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
You’ll be prepared to take the Law School Admissions Test, or LSAT, and get ready for law school. Once a lawyer, you can practice in government agencies, the military, private practice, the public defender’s office, public interest/legal services and corporate settings. And many lawyers go into consulting, journalism, teaching or other careers. Employers want employees who can communicate, work in teams and solve problems — all skills you’ll have with a Fontbonne degree. Plus, with work experience already under your belt, your resume will stand out from the rest.
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