Jan 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog

Legal Studies - Pre-Law (LSPLO)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

This degree option provides a broad foundation in the critical thinking, oral and written communication, and general research skills that prepare students who are interested in pre-law or similar courses of study at four-year institutions. Each four-year institution publishes its requirements for admission, general education, and degree major requirements.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 40.5
Option Requirements: 31.5
Total credit hours required: 94.5

The following General Education courses are recommended for Pre-Law (LSPLO): Communication: ENGL 1010  ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1220   or higher; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PHIL 1100  ; Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: HMRL 1010  or INFO 1001  



The Pre-Law option is not a program for the education of paralegals.

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 



Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.


Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

  • INFO 1001   - Information Systems and Literacy
  • HMRL 1010   - Human Relations Skills
  • RDLS 1200   - College and Career Strategies

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