What will I learn?

The BA in Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration is a multidisciplinary major, including an array of courses in political science, English, philosophy, history, and more. Students learn about political process and policymaking in the United States from institutional, ethical and philosophical perspectives, and take courses in U.S. Constitutional Law, civil liberties & civil rights, and business law. Students will study case law, logic, writing, and public speaking, while developing and refining their communications skills and critical reasoning abilities. Students will also learn how to do political and policy research. The concentration provides a unique preparation for law school as students will receive professional advising from a Pre-Law adviser. The BA in Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration is an excellent choice for students interested in going to law school and eventually joining the legal profession as a public interest lawyer, government lawyer, private-practice lawyer or seeking election or appointment to the judiciary. In addition, the program is good preparation for further study leading to a paralegal career. Saint Francis University offers two highly competitive early admission programs for pre-law students, in collaboration with Duquesne University School of Law and Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law. These partnerships provide special academic opportunities for qualified students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in just six years rather than seven. Either program can easily be completed with the Political Science Major.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$36,970.00 per year
Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits per semester): USD $36,970
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics

Saint Francis University,

117 Evergreen Drive,



15940, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A candidate for admission should have been graduated from an approved secondary school. Applicants who have not completed four years of high school must submit a High School Equivalent Diploma (GED) issued by their state department of education.

For international students

Student must have secondary school (high school) academic records or equivalent.

English Language scores: IELTS: 6.5, iTEP: 4.0+, TOEFL IBT: 80, TOEFL PBT: 550.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.