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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Sociology—Pre-Law Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA4254 (Campus locations)
Major code BA4256 (OHIO Online)

College of Arts and Sciences   
Sociology and Anthropology  
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701
socanth@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/sociology-anthropology

Bruce Hoffman, contact person
hoffmanb@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Pre-Law Major in the Sociology and Anthropology department is designed to give students a solid foundation for successful careers in law and law-related fields. Coursework combines training in social inequality and working with diverse populations with the rigorous study of the processes and institutions through which individuals, families, and communities address problems and receive justice in multicultural societies. Students also develop skills in research methods, analytical reasoning and writing, ethical decision-making, problem solving, and public service.

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

The Sociology Pre-Law Major provides a strong foundation for students who wish to attend law school or pursue careers in law-related fields. Career opportunities include work in government, public service professions, non-governmental organizations, community justice navigation, mediation, social justice organizations, public policy institutes, criminal justice organizations, court administration, offender rehabilitation, prisoner reentry programs, and restorative justice.

Preparation for Law: Pre-law coursework in the Sociology and Anthropology department trains students to work with diverse populations and to understand the social and legal processes and institutions through which individuals, families, and communities receive justice in multicultural societies. Students acquire skills required for successful careers in law and law-related fields, including the use of research methodologies, critical thinking, analytical writing, public speaking, processing large texts, ethical decision-making, problem solving, and public service. Law-related internship opportunities are available. Students may also wish to apply to the Law, Justice & Culture certificate program.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Sociology Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 30 semester credit hours of SOC coursework, including all the requirements below.

Sociology Core Courses


Earn a C or better in the following three courses:

Social Inequality Requirement


Complete one course.

Pre-Law Concentration


Complete three courses from the following list. Only one course at the 2000-level may count towards meeting this requirement. 

Sociology Electives


Complete two courses not used to satisfy other major requirements at the 3000- or 4000-level.

Sociology Capstone


Complete the following course:

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