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Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies - Pre-Law

Overview

Not to be mistaken for a political perspective, the Liberal Studies major represents the truest elements of a multidisciplinary approach to completing your education. This major gives the opportunity to strategically design course load based on personal and educational goals. Each department of the College has designed a unique Concentration pulling the essential elements of each area of study. This allows the Liberal Studies student to focus on those key aspects most representative of the course of study chosen, while at the same time providing flexibility in how those areas of study are integrated into the overall learning experience.

How It Works

In addition to the General Education Core, the student will need to select:

  • Two tracks or concentrations of study
  • Six additional credits from a minimum of two different disciplines outside of the disciplines represented by the Concentration will need to be chosen (SP-AC, SP-VS, MU-EN, MU-AP, and MU-MP courses do not apply).
  • Choose a Capstone course associated with one of the two Concentrations. Keep in mind, if a Concentration requires the Capstone as part of the curriculum core, the student will be required to complete the Capstone. In certain cases this may mean the completion of two Capstone experiences.

In cases where two tracks have overlapping courses, the student is required to work with his or her advisor to choose appropriate electives so that each track has twenty (20) discrete credit hours.

Tracks

  • Art, Aviation, Communication, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Elementary Paraprofessional, English, Exercise Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Sociology Sport Management, Theatre
  • Business: The student may only choose one of the following tracks: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Organizational Behavior, or Risk Management/Insurance. The second track must be from a different subject area.
  • Ministry & Theology: The student may only choose one of the following tracks: Biblical Literature, Ministry, Missions, Student Ministries, or Worship Arts. The second track must be from a different subject area.
  • Science & Mathematics: The student may only choose one of the following tracks: Environmental Science, Forensic Science, or Health Careers. The second track must be from a different subject area.

Outcomes

Fit Minds: The student will exhibit critical thinking skills with an emphasis on the synthesis of information from multiple disciplines and areas of study. Fit Heart: The student will practice demonstrate an appreciation for diverse perspectives and culture. Fit Soul: The student will articulate a worldview perspective. Fit Body: The student will demonstrate professional writing and research skills.

Pre-Law

Our culture needs attorneys who are not only grounded in law but in a Christian worldview. When you study Pre-Law at Central Christian you will learn the skills and tools you need to enter into Law School along with a firm foundation in ethics and Biblical principles.

The American Bar Association recommends a bachelor’s degree that equips the student in the following areas: Problem Solving, Critical Reading, Writing and Editing, Oral Communication and Listening, Research, Organization and Management, Public Service and Promotion of Justice, Relationship-building and Collaboration, Background Knowledge, Exposure to the Law.

In keeping with this recommendation, Central’s pre-law program includes courses from several disciplines: business (business law, and accounting, for instance), literature, communications (speech and writing skills), philosophy, and ethics. Courses from social science include criminal justice courses, psychology and sociology courses, as well as some from political science and history. This is a very broad degree, in keeping with the suggestions of the American Association of Law Schools.

Pre-Law Coursework

Outcomes

  • Fit Minds: The student will exhibit critical thinking skills with an emphasis on the synthesis of information from multiple disciplines and areas of study.
  • Fit Heart: The student will articulate the role of law and justice in society and a diverse global culture.
  • Fit Soul: The student will provide a worldview perspective on the role of law and its place in protecting society.
  • Fit Body: The student will demonstrate professional writing and research skills.

Opportunities

The Pre-Law emphasis is actually a specially tailored version of CCC’s Liberal Studies major created specifically for those looking to enter law school. This unique emphasis is a diverse educational experience, combining courses from diverse disciples as mentioned above. Alumni from Central have graduated from several schools including Kansas University School of Law; Florida International University College of Law, and Washburn Law School, Topeka, Kansas. Twenty-five U.S. Presidents studied law. Apply Today