Recommended Majors & Courses

While law schools do not require any set program, degrees focused in humanities and social science are often recommended because of the kind of knowledge and training they involve. And, although law schools have no course “pre-requisites,” some courses prepare students especially well for success in taking the LSAT and in law school once admitted. Though one might seriously consider the majors listed below, a student should major in something that he or she enjoys, both to learn as much as one can, and to get the highest grades one is capable of.


Traditionally Recommended Majors:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Please Note: If you have an interest in intellectual property or patent law, then an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences would likely be a good choice.


Recommended Courses (regardless of major):

  • Advanced English Composition
  • Speech
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Constitutional History
  • History of Political Theory
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Logic
Or any course that helps you develop critical-thinking and the ability to see a situation from multiple points of view.


Dr. Follett Pre-Law Advising

Dr. Follett describes the pursuit of a career in law as a commitment to the practice of Christian service.

Louis Metcalfe

"Covenant is very academically rigorous. I hope to go to law school after I graduate and I feel that Covenant is preparing me to meet the level of academic rigor I will face at law school by teaching me skills in reading and thinking that I will use in graduate school and for the rest of my life."
 - Maclellan Scholar Louis Metcalfe '18

Jonathan Mullen

History major Jonathan Mullen practices transactional law while striving to "protect the reputation of the gospel" in his professional relationships.

Karissa Taylor

Karissa describes her work as an assistant district attorney in Seattle and how her interdisciplinary studies major helped prepare her for her career.