Requirements for the Pre-Law Certificate

Core Course (3 hours)

You must complete one core course, consisting of PUBP 3000 Constitutional Issues, PUBP 3016 Judicial Process, PUBP 3610 Pre-Law Seminar, or PUBP 4609 Legal Practice.

Electives (9 hours)

You must complete 9 hours of electives, chosen from the list of of approved electives. If you are a MGT or INTA major, note the restrictions that apply to you.

Letter Grade Requirement

All courses counted toward the Pre-Law Certificate must be taken on a letter grade basis and only courses in which a grade of "C" or higher is awarded may be counted toward the Pre-Law Certificate.

9-hour Upper-Level Course Requirement

At least 9 hours must consist of upper-level coursework (courses numbered 3000 or above).

Up to 9 Hours Special Topics Courses Permitted

Special topics courses set forth above may be counted toward the Pre-Law Certificate electives requirement. These courses may be 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4-hour courses. You may apply any combination of these courses toward satisfying the 9-hour Certificate electives requirement.

Up to 4 Hours Special Problems Courses Permitted

Special problems courses, as designated by the Director of the Law, Science & Technology Program on a case-by-case basis, may be counted toward the Pre-Law Certificate electives requirement. These courses may be 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4- hour courses. You may apply any combination of these courses toward satisfying the Certificate electives requirement, but you may not count more than 4 hours of special problems courses toward this requirement.

Exclusion of Courses Required by Name and Number for Major

Courses specifically required by name and number in a student’s major degree program may not be counted toward the Pre-Law Certificate.

Permitted Use of Electives Applied to Other Major Elective Requirements

Courses applied to fulfill electives requirements for the student’s major (free electives, technical electives, humanities electives, social science electives, etc.) may be counted toward the Certificate.

“Double-counting” Prohibited

No course applied to satisfy any requirement for the Pre-Law Certificate may be applied to satisfy any requirement for any other Certificate or Minor.

Exclusion of Non-resident Courses

All courses applied to satisfy any requirement for the Pre-Law Certificate must be taken in residence at Georgia Tech.