Pre-law is a major often selected by students interested in pursuing careers in government or law. Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

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For many students, a bachelor’s degree in political science is the first step toward their ultimate goal of an advanced degree in programs such as public administration, law or urban planning, to name a few. Further study at law school required, as well as passing of Bar Exam.

Job Opportunities

Lawyers may practice in one of several areas: criminal law, business law, employment law, tax law, family law, real estate law and more.


Median wages for all lawyers is $113,530.

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to grow about 10 percent through 2022.