What will I learn?

The Pre-Law program is for students intending to go on to law school.

Pre-Law is not a major or minor, nor is there such a thing as a law major for undergraduates. Pre-Law students complete a major/minor of their choice. Most law students majored in a field related to their legal interests. For example, science and engineering majors are often most interested in patent or environmental law and business majors are often interested in corporate law. Common areas of study for pre-law students include:

  • English
  • Business
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Language
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Communication

Regardless of their major, pre-law students are encouraged to take elective courses that will help ground them in the background of the American legal system:

  • Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy

Program Overview

  • Assigned to a second faculty adviser
  • Your Pre-Law adviser will guide you in selecting courses that will improve the skills you need succeed in law school
  • Guest speakers from law school admissions offices and from the legal practice
  • The “Sophomore-Year Review,” in which you write a practice law school application and undergo a mock interview
  • Tips on preparing for the all-important Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,744.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

650 Maryville University Drive,



63141, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Maryville requires an undergraduate academic work.

For international students

Maryville requires that international students score a 61 or higher on the TOEFL or a 6.0 or higher on the IELTS exam before beginning full-time undergraduate academic work.

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


About Maryville University

Maryville University is a renowned private institution in St. Louis, Missouri that offers a well-rounded education designed for student success.

  • Ranked amongst America’s top colleges
  • Prides itself on outstanding and innovative teaching
  • 98% of recent graduates are employed or in further study
  • Learning diagnostics and life coaching for every student

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