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A Partnership Between Seton Hill and the Duquesne University School of Law 

Earn your bachelor’s and your law degree in 6 years. Through the Prelaw 3 + 3 Program, Seton Hill students can complete 3 years of study in history or political science at Seton Hill. Then, once academic and LSAT requirements are met, students are admitted for 3 years of study in the Duquesne University School of Law. (This program leads to 2 degrees, one from Seton Hill and one from Duquesne.) 

Seton Hill also offers two traditional four-year prelaw degree options: Prelaw-Political Science and Prelaw-History.

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Why Prelaw at Seton Hill?

Most Undergrads Move On to Careers or Grad School

  • Two areas of focus: political science and history.

  • Study in Washington, D.C.: Earn college credit and gain an insider’s understanding of the American political system through The Washington Center’s Inside Washington Program.

  • Relevant internships in local and regional law firms, nonprofits and government agencies. 

  • Prelaw courses you can take at Seton Hill include:
    • American National Government

    • The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    • Global Political Economy

    • Historical & Political Geography

    • The Middle East
  • Extensive mentoring from Seton Hill Prelaw Program alumni with active careers in the field.

  • Legal faculty dedicated to you: A combination of political science professors, history professors and legal practitioners, prelaw faculty at Seton Hill have decades of experience.  Our faculty are:

    • Diligent about preparing students for law school.

    • Committed to new developments in legal scholarship and practice.
Dedicated to connecting each student with internship, mentoring and networking opportunities.


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The education you get at Seton Hill prepares you for  interesting careers in private practice, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and business. Seton Hill’s award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with your prelaw faculty to provide you with the career preparation skills and placement services you need.  

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99% of Incoming Freshmen Receive Aid

You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.