May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law (PRE) Transfer Pathway (AA)


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A well-rounded background is critical to acceptance into a university law program. The American Bar Association encourages a challenging course schedule rather than a particular degree. Major universities have followed this approach to undergraduate studies for those going into law and suggest that a focus on the arts, science or mathematics can provide the skills needed to succeed in law school as effectively as the more traditional history, ethics or political science. The Association encourages courses requiring critical thinking, research skills and effective writing.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 

PROGRAM MAP - Law (PRE) (AA)  

Pathway Code: LAWP


Kansas General Education Core Requirements (35 hours)


Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)


Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications and at least 3 credits of a College-level Math course that’s most appropriate for the degree and transfer pathway.

Natural & Physical Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)


Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from approved Lab Science Elective(s) (BIO, CHM, GEO, PHS).

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)


Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Social Science Elective(s) (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). POL is recommended for Pre Law.

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)


Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Humanities Elective(s) (ART, COM, ENG, FOL, HIS, LIT, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included. This pathway recommends one Literature and one History elective.

Additional Institution Core Requirements (6 hours)


To satisfy degree requirements to meet the Kansas system-wide general education core, complete 6 additional credits of approved electives applicable to the transfer pathway.

Recommended courses for this pathway: Additional Humanities or Social Science elective(s).

Pathway Electives (27 hours)*


The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 27 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.  The following are recommended pathway electives for transfer.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*


** Law (Pre) students are encouraged to decide on a challenging degree focus (see note at top of grid) to develop particular skills. Students should visit with a pre-law advisor to determine the best option for them based on their particular needs and interests.

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

 

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