Students looking to enter the world of law and political science are intrigued by current events, how laws are made, or the comparative structures of governments across the world. They learn how public policy is formulated and the impact of policy on the social and economic status of the populace. By pursuing one of these pathways, you will learn to protect civil liberties, defend the rights of marginalized interests and groups, and craft or challenge the rules of the political system.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I am interested in exploring multiple perspectives on humanity.
I am creative and enjoy answering open-ended questions.
I enjoy writing and write to express myself.
I enjoy deliberative dialogue and debate.
I am detail-oriented and enjoy helping people get and stay organized.
I am multilingual or interested in learning a new language.
POLITICAL & GOVERNMENT
ANALYZING Geopolitics, DOMESTIC POLITICS
CREATING & EVALUATING
Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
Choosing the Right Courses
Provided here are the COC classes that are recommended for your pathway. You are not required to take all them, so you should talk to your counselor to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Be prepared for heavy reading and writing.
Politics are not only for people interested in argumentation (people interested in data analytics, policy writing, lobbying)
It is highly encouraged for students interested in this pathway to join COC Model UN.
Don’t feel discouraged because you aren’t STEM. Spend your time taking POLISCI classes rather than furthering your math into the Calc sequence
Law schools, like top colleges, want to admit students who have been able to excel in challenging courses and difficult subjects, and law schools tend to think it's not as challenging to get good grades in pre-law than in most other majors.
However, if you’re able to get excellent grades and a high LSAT score, you can still demonstrate your competence as a pre-law major.