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Overview


Secure law school admission!

Earn a Bachelor's in Political Science with a Pre-law emphasis. This program prepares students for graduate-level legal training.

The curriculum is shaped by the recommendations of the Law School Admissions Council.

Beyond academic coursework, the program teaches students best practices on how to apply for law school.

3+3 Partnership Program: Pittsburg State and Washburn University

Pitt State partners with Washburn University School of Law. Complete a PSU degree and a Washburn law degree in 6 total years. Prospective students interested in the program should contact Dr. Darren Botello-Samson, the PSU pre-law coordinator.

Law Early Admission Program (LEAP)

Highly qualified students complete their PSU degree requirements in 3 years and then gain early admission to Washburn Law.

Financially, students benefit by saving a year’s worth of PSU tuition and fees.

Students accepted into LEAP are guaranteed a minimum tuition scholarship of $5,000 per year at Washburn Law.

Increase your job prospects with Criminal Justice. 

Our students often integrate criminal justice courses into their class schedules. Learn about legal topics like law enforcement, the legal system, courts, and corrections.

  • Gain skills in interviewing and interrogation
  • Evaluate and analyze statistical data
  • Learn how to practice justice in many settings 

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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