Pre-law | UNC Greensboro Undergraduate Admissions


The pre-professional interest track for law is not a major in which a degree can be earned but rather a course of study designed to strengthen the student's candidacy for law school.

Suggested Majors


Graduates have attended law school at institutions including:

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Duke University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School
  • Catholic University of America
  • University of South Carolina
  • Syracuse University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Suffolk University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Emory University
  • Howard University
  • Liberty University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Elon University School of Law

UNCG alumni have held positions including:

  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Attorney, city of Baltimore, Md.
  • District court judge, state of North Carolina
  • Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Brooksville, Md.
  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Roanoke, Va.
  • Prosecuting attorney, Nassau County, Fla.
  • Criminal investigation division chief, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Criminal magistrate, Guilford County (N.C.) Schools
  • Member, Greensboro City Council

The Student Experience

  • The expertise of members of the UNCG pre-law advisory committee in designing a comprehensive plan of study is intended to maximize the likelihood of your gaining admission to the law school of your choice.
  • Guidance choosing an academically rigorous major will encourage the competencies that law school admission committees seek, including communication skills; critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills; and a developed understanding of American institutions and values.
  • Choose course work in the areas of philosophical, religious, and ethical principles (GPR) and reasoning and discourse (GRD). Courses in these areas are offered by departments including:
    • Anthropology
    • Business
    • Communication Studies
    • English
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

Additional Information

Admission to law school depends on a high GPA and strong scores on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).