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    The University of Bridgeport offers a 15 credit Minor in Pre-Law studies. Students of the College of Public and International Affairs have recently been admitted in the Law (J.D). programs at Yale Law School, the New England School of Law and Michigan State University School of Law. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law are encouraged to include the Pre-Law Track as a part of their course of study.

    Careers in Social Sciences

    Career opportunities traditionally available to liberal arts students are much enhanced by the flexibility that the Social Science major permits. In its interdisciplinary approach, its emphasis on breadth as well as depth of learning, and its focus on practical skills, this program prepares students for leadership roles in their communities and the world, and for self-fulfillment and success in their careers. Career tracks:

    • Non Government Organization
    • Civil Service
    • Law Enforcement
    • Risk Analyst
    • Law Office Assistant
    • Lobbyist
    • Community Planner
    • Market Researcher
    • Teacher
    • Human Resource Director

    Learning Outcomes

    The learning outcomes for the Social Science Program are as follows:

  • Students will possess a broad, liberal arts foundation and an understanding of how developments in social and intellectual history shape and affect human values and institutions.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social science research methods.
  • Students will demonstrate that they are conversant (i.e., possess a basic grasp) in the disciplines subsumed under the "social science" rubric at the University of Bridgeport, i.e., political science, economics, international studies, and sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate a more advanced "working knowledge" of at least one social science discipline.
  • Students so inclined will demonstrate they possess the cognitive competencies and study skills to succeed in advanced/graduate studies in any of the social sciences or in law or business.
  • Students will demonstrate that they have the competencies needed to function competently in an entry-level social science-related career.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in written and oral communication.
  • * Note for all International College majors, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (National)
    • USD 30965 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    To complete the Pre-Law Track, the following courses need to be completed:
    Pre-Law Track Requirements (15 credits)

    • PSCI 101 American Government
    • PSCI 223 Introduction to the American Legal System
    • SOC 315 Criminology
    • PSCI 204 Government and Politics Abroad or
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • PSCI 398 Law Internship*

    *Students need to have completed a minimum of 60 semesters hours of
    undergraduate study and at least 30 semester hours at the University of
    Bridgeport with a 3.0 or higher in the Pre-Law Track to qualify for the
    PSCI 398 Law Internship.
    Majors that are compatible with the Pre-Law Track:
    The following are some of the majors that students can pursue in conjunction with the Pre-Law Track:

    • Social Sciences
    • International Political Economy & Diplomacy
    • Literature & Civilization
    • Martial Arts Studies
    • Business
    • Mass Communication
    • Psychology
    • World Religions
    • Human Services

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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