Social Sciences

Pre-law

​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

You watch court TV like it’s your job, and you can argue with the best. If you’re looking for a program that prepares you for a future in law, CMU has what you need. Meet your adviser early and often to decide which majors will be the best fit. The Association of American Law Schools emphasizes a high-quality undergraduate experience, and CMU’s pre-law program draws from several disciplines to prepare you for your career or graduate studies. CMU’s pre-law program fosters comprehension of law terms, critical understanding of values and the power of creative thinking.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Lawyer$113,530 per year10% (74,800 more jobs)
Paralegal or legal assistant$46,990 per year17% (46,200 more jobs)
Judge$102,980 per year1% (400 more jobs)

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