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Bachelor's in Political Science – Pre-Law

If you are looking for a pre-law bachelor’s in political science where you can learn from a Christian perspective, discover the BS in Political Science Pre-Law program at Indiana Wesleyan University. With this engaging and comprehensive program, you can prepare for law school and public service careers while exploring the various fields of legal studies. Graduates of this program are often accepted into some of the nation’s premier law schools.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Political Science Pre-Law at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your pre-law political science degree at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience in law and public service careers. We also provide a complete system of student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this pre-law poli sci program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this Pre-Law BS in Political Science Program?

The courses in this poli sci major are designed to help students prepare for law school through rigorous studies, research, and 1:1 faculty guidance. Coursework also prepares students for careers in education, business, policy analysis, research, political campaigning, and government service. The Political Science Pre-Law faculty members are committed to preparing students for successful completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and providing thorough preparation for first-year law school.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Political Science Pre-Law

Coursework for this BS in political science program covers how to:

  • Explore the major concepts and themes of political science. 
  • Understand the design and operation of state and local government within the American federal system.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the law and its effects upon the world of business.
  • Analyze the connection between religion and politics. 
  • Apply your Christian faith to a career in law and government.

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher
  • Immigration and Customs Inspectors
  • Law Teacher
  • Court Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Political Scientist

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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