Associate of Science in
Associate of Science in Pre-Law
Siena Heights University
USD 28,000 / per year
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Siena Heights University’s pre-law curriculum consists of a core sequence of courses considered by the university to be most appropriate for students planning to enter law school. Students must complete an academic major and although any major is possible, the following are particularly recommended: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, History, Law & Politics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Social Science. Siena Heights has an articulation agreement with the University of Detroit Mercy Law School providing up to five seats per year to SHU graduates with a 3.2 cumulative GPA and an LSAT score in the top 50th percentile. Siena Heights University recognizes that there is no one correct pre-law preparation. The curriculum presented will prepare students with the skills necessary for law school: reading, writing, reasoning, critical thinking, verbal communication, problem-solving, and breadth of experience and knowledge.
Scholarships and Funding
Did you know that approximately 90 percent of undergraduate students on the Adrian campus receive some form of financial assistance? Our admissions counselors and financial aid experts are committed to helping you find the best financial solutions for your education. Siena offers a wide range of opportunities that may be right for you, including:
- Academic scholarships
- Arts scholarships
- Athletic scholarships
- Campus Ministry scholarships
- Work-study programs
- Federal loans
Your university financial aid package may include some or all of the above, resulting in a customized plan that makes Siena Heights University affordable for your family.
Students planning to transfer for professional study in pharmacy, physical therapy, mortuary science, and nursing may complete the initial requirements toward these studies and earn an A.S. degree on completion of an approved 60-credit hour program. Students planning such a transfer should obtain information on requirements from the school to which they plan to transfer and work closely with the Coordinator of the Pre-Professional Science program to work out an approved course of study.
Pre-Professional Science Requirements: 30 Credit Hours
Liberal Arts: 16-17 Credit Hours
General and Approved Electives: 13-14 Credit Hours
Total for Degree: 60 Credit Hours
Completion of science and liberal arts requirements is necessary for admission into health professional schools.
Many schools of optometry, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, mortuary science, and veterinary medicine accept applications from students who are completing their sophomore year of college and all of the science and liberal arts requirements. There is a trend developing among some of these professional schools to require or prefer more extensive preparation than two years of college. Requirements differ from school to school in these pre-professional areas. Therefore, students planning to transfer to one of these professional schools should make an appointment with a science advisor as soon as possible during orientation or the first session of class work.