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Political Science - Prelaw

Close-up of stacked legal texts and a gavel, representing the political science prelaw major.

The prelaw major is designed to introduce students to the study of law and the judicial process and also to provide an orientation to the law that is more general than that of most law schools. This program is highly recommended for students who want to enter law school or to prepare for paralegal careers and for those seeking careers in intelligence or law enforcement. 


Graduates in political science - prelaw pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of policy making, the judicial system and all levels of government. 

Alumni work at: 

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Congress
  • American Cancer Society
  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities
  • United Nations Association of the United States of America
  • General Motors - Aerotek
  • Municipal Employees' Retirement System

Alumni work as: 

  • Business managers
  • Constituent relations representatives
  • Field campaign organizers
  • Legal assistants
  • Process analysts
  • Regional field directors
  • Youth advocates

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