Law & Politics


Successful professionals in political and public policy positions often hold law degrees. As a student in Seton Hill University’s prelaw - political science program, you will build a strong foundation in the liberal arts and political science. You will then expand your knowledge base with targeted, relevant law courses taught by experts in the field. The B.A. in prelaw-political science at Seton Hill will make you a standout candidate for law school, a political career, or advanced opportunities in the legal field. 

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Why Choose Seton Hill’s Prelaw-Political Science Program?14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Legal Faculty Dedicated To You

A combination of political science 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-political science courses include:Ranked a Best Value by U.S. News and World Report

  • Business Law
  • American National Government
  • Introduction to American Law
  • State & Local Government
  • Law & Society
  • Law Enforcement in the Community
  • Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • International Relations
  • Logic & Argument

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

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

Model U.N.

United Nations logoSeton Hill students participate in the Model United Nations held each spring at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. In this simulation of the United Nations, college students practice diplomacy, communication, negotiation, research and writing skills. The experience lasts four days and mirrors the United Nations committees that meet in New York every fall to collaborate and coordinate over issues of international concern.

Support from Current Legal Practitioners

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


Political 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.

Alpha Lambda Eta Chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha LogoAlpha Lambda Eta is the Seton Hill chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. Students who successfully meet the requirements of the honors society enjoy membership benefits, internship opportunities and invitations to attend and present research at the National Political Science Honors Society Conference. 

Your Career

Seton Hill’s prelaw - political science major is designed for students who desire to enter the legal field in some capacity.  Career options include: 98% of Seton Hill Grads Go On to Master's Programs or Careers

  • Legal Practice
  • Legislative Assistance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Compliance
  • Mediation
  • Policy Advising

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 - History, and a Prelaw B.A./J.D. 3 +3 program in collaboration with the Duquesne University School of Law.

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