Pre-Law Pathways

Our pre-law professional pathways prepare you for a professional degree after you finish your bachelor’s degree.
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UW-Stout’s B.S. Applied Social Science program provides students with a solid foundation of skills required for success in law school—critical thinking, research, reading, writing, and speaking. Our classes will give you a foundation of knowledge in history, politics, and cultural diversity, while you build an impressive resume through student activities and research presentations. Our faculty and advisors are committed to your success, and 100% of our majors who have applied to law school have been admitted, several with scholarships.

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UW-Stout can prepare you to apply to law schools when following the recommended coursework. The following Bachelor of Science degrees can be applied toward pre-law:

There is no single set of courses that specifically prepares someone for law school and subsequent legal career. The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools encourages pre-law students “to fill your undergraduate curriculum with broad, diverse, and challenging courses.”

UW-Stout’s general education requirements provide students with an opportunity to take such classes during their freshman and sophomore years.


"APSS classes helped me A LOT in law school, especially my legal writing courses"

"During my first semester in law school, I found I was just as prepared as my Ivy-league peers. The APSS program gave me what I needed to succeed in law school and in the legal profession."

"I think the biggest edge I have over my law school peers is that I got to experience my professors believing in and working for a social good and that passion is now instilled in my desire to go into public interest law."

"Along with studying sociology, anthropology, economics, and history, students in the APSS program will become well-versed in academic writing, peer-reviewing, data analysis, and critical thinking. The combination of these skills transferred into my law courses. I was able to identify case issues and approach them in multidisciplinary ways. While some of my peers struggled with legal research and writing, a cornerstone of the legal field, I was able to adapt and apply my undergraduate skills to meet the expectation of my legal writing professors. Further, my experience in data analysis and academic writing helped me get a research internship during my first semester. "

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