History & Law

New!Classes start fall 2020!

As a student in Seton Hill University’s Prelaw - History Program, you will build a strong foundation in the liberal arts and history. You will then expand your knowledge base with relevant law courses taught by experts in the field. The B.A. in prelaw-history at Seton Hill will make you a singular candidate for law school or advanced opportunities in the legal field. 

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Why Choose Seton Hill’s Prelaw-History Program?

Legal Faculty Dedicated to You14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio

A combination of 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.

Courses That Matter

Prelaw-history courses include:98 percent of Seton Hill's grads move on to careers or master's programs

  • Business Law
  • Introduction to American Law
  • Law & Society
  • Introduction to American History
  • Russian & Soviet History
  • The Middle East
  • Modern Latin America
  • Modern Britain
  • Issues in Western Society

Relevant Internships

Career-focused internships in local and regional law firms, nonprofits and government agencies. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

The History Program regularly leads study trips to China, and other recent study abroad trips have taken students to Spain, Italy, Ireland, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and South Africa.


History and legal fields require an understanding of how legitimate research is conducted and analyzed. At Seton Hill, you will learn these skills while engaging in supported independent research of your own.

National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education

This center, housed here at Seton Hill University, is an invaluable resource for students, historians, educators and researchers interested in the Holocaust and other historical acts of genocide around the world.

Support from Current Legal Practitioners

Extensive mentoring from Seton Hill Prelaw Program alumni with active careers in the field.

Your Career

Seton Hill’s prelaw - history major is designed for students who desire to enter the legal field in some capacity.  Career options include: 

  • Legal PracticeNationally-Recognized Career Center
  • Legal Research
  • Library & Information Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Advising
  • Public Affairs
  • Trade Compliance

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. Because we are invested in your long-term success, the resources of the Career Center will remain available to you after you graduate, for as long as you need them.

Seton Hill also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Prelaw - Political Science, and a 3 +3 program in collaboration with the Duquesne University School of Law.

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Apply Now!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 (in person or online). You may just see your future from here.