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Degrees type: Bachelor
The Pre-Law concentration at Mount Aloysius College is designed to prepare students to compete successfully for admission to law school and to excel in the unique law school environment. With this focus in mind, the curriculum provides a foundation in the liberal arts, Criminology and court processes, ethics and the law.
Students will receive a bachelor’s degree in History/Political Science or Criminology with a concentration in Pre-Law.
You will benefit from a hands-on advantage in your pre-law education that includes a required off-campus internship. Focused on law school acceptance, our liberal arts curriculum allows students to incorporate traditional political science and American history studies with ethics and law.
Our extensive course selections teach graduates a foundation for all disciplines of law. A pre-law seminar focuses your preparation for the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT). Students also have the choice of pursuing a Paralegal Certificate. The Certificate qualifies you to function in a variety of legal environments, including law offices, corporations, governmental agencies or other pursuits where a law background is vital.
Great internship opportunities
- Law secretary
- Legal Assistant
- Legal services
- Local government
- Federal government
- State government
- Finance and insurance
The demand for lawyers is expected to rise 6% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 43,800 jobs.*
The average median wage for a lawyer in the state of Pennsylvania is $131,090.*
The demand for paralegals and legal assistants is expected to rise 8% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 21,200 jobs.**
The average median wage for a paralegal and legal assistant in the state of Pennsylvania is $53,390.**
Let’s Get Political
Trenton put his History/PoliSci degree to quick work after graduating.
Student Voices & Success Stories
- Eli Troup, ‘10, is a Legal Services Coordinator at Family Design Resources
- Amber Trude, ‘15, is a Paralegal at the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office
- Marin Cypher, ‘15, is a Law Student at Duquesne University School of Law
- Colleen Cannon, ‘16, is a Paralegal at the Lindsay Law Firm.