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Pre-Law Program

Why Should a Christian Study the Law?

Law and those who practice it have gained a dubious reputation in the popular imagination of our day and age - perhaps because we all know that modern laws are complex and often confusing, and we hate that we need lawyers to help us move through the labyrinth. One can certainly make a decent living in the practice of law (although it is a myth that all lawyers are wealthy), but if you are interested in Covenant College, you are concerned about more than money. The calling of law has been, and still is, one in which Christians can serve their communities and their churches in significant and very important ways. In this regard, a Covenant education will give you an approach to your career that will help you to view your work in the context of God's plans and priorities. One of our graduates has put it well:

 

"Pre-law at Covenant is about equipping God’s people to serve one another, to seek the good of the larger society in which they live, and to provide the kind of salt and light that’s needed in a world of confused and conflicted demands."
- Dr. Richard Follett, professor of history & pre-law advisor

 

Pre-Law Studies at Covenant

Covenant’s pre-law program identifies courses and extracurricular experiences that attorneys and judges have indicated were helpful to them in both law school and the day-to-day workings of legal practice. The Pre-Law Society assists with aspects of law school preparation, including application workshops and LSAT study groups.

 

Majors

Students interested in pre-law often choose majors in business, English, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, but any major currently offered at Covenant College can serve as a good background, when combined with pre-law advising and select recommended courses.

 

Recommended Courses

Regardless of major, students are encouraged to take applicable courses across disciplines, including:

  • Advanced English Composition
  • Speech
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Constitutional History
  • History of Political Theory
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Logic

 

Internships

Students interested in pursuing law are encouraged to pursue local and national internships in the field. Covenant professors and the Center for Calling & Career are available to help students make connections and pursue internship opportunities.

 

Where Our Alumni Have Attended Law School

  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Tulane University
  • Rutgers University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Alabama
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • CASE Western Law School
  • University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wake Forest University

 

Students interested in the pre-law program at Covenant should contact Dr. Richard Follett for further information.

 

Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Linguistics minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History & Politics

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

International Studies

  • International Studies 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Theory/Composition Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor