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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Pre-Law

The Pre-Law program does not prepare the student to obtain employment as a paralegal or a legal assistant.

General Education - 37-38 Credits


*Diversity course

General Education Electives:

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives (SSCI 111  or PSYC 126  recommended) 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 3 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence

Critical Thinking

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64-65*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 65-66 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. develop legal writing, research, and communication skills;
  2. identify the state and federal legal systems, and compare and contrast their functions in the areas of criminal and civil law;
  3. evaluate the impact of history and human behavior, including the various factors (social, political, economic, and cultural) on the development of law and the legal system in the United States; and
  4. develop analytical and critical thinking skills that relate to the field of law.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a four-year baccalaureate degree with a major in Law or a similar program. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the anticipated transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or advisor for information about specific requirements.

This curriculum is designed to transfer to University of Baltimore’s Jurisprudence Program, University of Maryland University College’s Legal Studies Program, and Stevenson University’s Paralegal Studies Program. Courses in the Pre-Law curriculum include an examination of the structure and function of the state and federal legal systems, the development of fundamental research skills, and an introduction to core concepts covered in law school. Students will have the opportunity to explore specific areas of the law as electives, such as family law, real estate law, and business law, among other courses. Most importantly, this course of study will enhance the fundamental critical thinking skills that are necessary for success in the study of law.

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