No particular pattern of courses is required for admission to law schools. Students should plan to take the Law School Admission Test no later than December of the senior year. The following courses will assist students to prepare for this test: POLS 225, 322, 361-363, 401; ACCT 202-203; COMM 206, 304; PHIL 100, 123; and courses in English literature, composition, and world languages. During the sabbatical leave (2012-13) of the pre-law advisor, Dr. Marc Sable, Department of History and Political Science students interested in pre-professional preparation in law should consult either Virgil Thompson, Associate Professor of Accounting or William Kiefer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Bethany College has also established, in conjunction with Duquesne Univesity in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, an innovative three-three program which permits a student to complete three years of undergraduate work at Bethany and then enter the Duquesne University Law School for completion of the J.D. degree after three more years of study (four years in the Evening Division). Students receive a bachelor’s degree from Bethany upon successful completion of the first year of the law program and having completed all college-wide requirements for a Bethany degree. Additional information about this program may be obtained from the office of the Dean of the Faculty.