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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. Provided you meet program prerequisites, you are encouraged to major in any B.A. or B.S. degree of interest.
Once you have completed a Bachelor’s degree you will move on to a graduate program in law to receive a Juris Doctorate.
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 , ENGL& 230 , ENGL 276 , PHIL 102 , PHIL& 115 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: MATH& 146 or PHIL& 120 if not used for Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning.
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) .
Recommended courses for Law Specializations:
Business, Corporate or Tax Law: ACCT& 201 , ACCT& 202 , ACCT& 203 , ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 , BUS& 201 , MATH 111 , MATH& 148 , MATH 211 .
Civil Rights Law: AES 119 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , GWS 288 , HIST& 136 , HIST& 137 , HIST& 215 , HIST 246 , HIST 247 , MCS 105 , SOC 288 .
Criminal Law: CJ& 101 , CJ& 106 , CJ& 110 , CJ 120 , CJ 238 , CJ 241 , SOC 112 , SOC& 201 .
Family and Juvenile Law: CJ& 106 , GWS 285 , PSYC& 100 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 101 , SOC 112 , SOC& 201 , SOC 250 .
Environmental Law: ENVS& 101 , GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 , GEOL& 101 , HIST 218 , OCEA& 101 .
International Law: CMST 285 , ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 , HIST& 215 , HIST 218 , HIST 245 , INTST 101 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 , INTST 205 , MCS 210 , POLS& 203 , POLS 221 .
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
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