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Majors & Minors

Law Pre-Professional Degree

Program Overview

Pre-Law is a pre-professional route offered at  UW-River Falls for students interested in attending law school after earning  their bachelor’s degree. Most universities no longer offer a degree program  culminating in a major called "pre-law." The reason for this is that  law schools do require a B.S. or B.A. degree, but they do not require  any particular course of study for admittance into their programs.  Pursuing pre-law is a signal of a career aspiration, rather than a specific  academic major.

Highlights of the  Pre-Law Program

  • Students  have a variety of applicable degree options at UWRF. Popular majors among our  Pre-Law students include Political Science, Criminology, International Studies  and English – and there are 50 additional majors to choose from as well.
  • Students  receive pre-law advising. This advisor assists incoming students in determining what  program of study that best suits their needs and will work closely with  students who do choose to apply to law school to make sure that all the  necessary materials they need are readily available; helping guide them through  the application process.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn:

  • Core Skills, Values, Knowledge, and Experience
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Reading
  • Writing and Editing
  • Oral Communication and Listening
  • Research
  • Organization and Management
  • Public Service and Promotion of Justice
  • Relationship-building and Collaboration
  • Exposure to the Law

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates report finding jobs in a range of occupations including social services and counseling; administrators; managers; teachers and librarians; marketing researchers; technology consultants; and social science researchers. Others aid in the administration and management of programs and organizations where they are responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing activities in all sectors of the economy:

Job Titles

  • Paralegal
  • Lawyer
  • Investigator


  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofits

Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Here are some related programs you may also want to consider:

For more information, contact
College of Arts and Science 715-425-3777

Median annual salary for legal occupations


(Bureau of Labor Statistics)