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The Pre-Law emphasis within the political science major offers excellent preparation for students considering future legal training. Both the requirements of the Pre-Law emphasis and the advice given by the students' academic advisors are shaped by the recommendations of the Law School Admissions Council. Pre-Law students develop the knowledge base and critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills essential for success in law school. As with the general Political Science degree, the Pre-Law emphasis opens the door to a wide variety of opportunities besides the legal profession. Combining of Pre-Law with Criminal Justice is a valuable choice for Political Science (Pre-Law emphasis) majors. Beyond academic coursework, the program provides counseling on how to apply for law school as well as an array of activities that enhance the students' chances of success in securing law school admission.

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About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department

Solving the Real-World Issues of Today and Tomorrow 

Pittsburg State University’s Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st century labor force. Students use the tools from GeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical ScienceCriminal JusticeSociology and Social Work programs and coursework to examine issues and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems affecting individuals, families, and society. 

The mission of the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department’s programs is to provide high quality instruction to students in ways that emphasize active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking through transformative experiences. Through our efforts, we aim to increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity affect society. We invite you to visit the individual program areas to learn more about each field of study. 

Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity as a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.   

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