Politics (B.A.) 3+3 Partnership with Catholic University Law School

Marymount has a direct-entry affiliation agreement with Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. This enables qualified third-year Marymount students in designated majors to be admitted to the first year of law school during their senior year at Marymount. Politics students who are interested in direct entry to the Columbus School of Law after their junior year at Marymount should discuss the 3+3 partnership with their major advisor as soon as they become interested. The advisor will guide students through the selection of Marymount courses and refer them to the Office of Admissions of the Columbus School of Law as potential applicants. Qualified students may receive credit from both Marymount and Catholic University for a maximum of 29 credits taken at the Columbus School of Law. For more information and details on eligibility, please see Pre-Law Studies and Advising.

Sample Degree Plan — Politics 3+3 Partnership with Catholic University Law School

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

POL 102International Relations *

3

EN 101Composition I *

3

DSC 201New Student Seminar *

1

HI Introductory History (HI-1) core course *

3

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course in economics, psychology, or sociology *

One (1) elective

3

EN 101: WR core course

POL 102: GP and SS-1 core course

Year One — Spring

EN 102Composition II *

3

POL 103Comparative Politics *

3

TRS 100Theological Inquiry *

3

Natural Science (NS) core course with lab *

4

One (1) elective

3

EN 102: WR core course

TRS 100: TRS-1 core course

Year Two — Fall

POL 210Western Political Concepts I

3

POL 230American Policy Process *

3

POL 250Research and Writing *

3

EN Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course *

3

Mathematics (MT) core course - MA 132 recommended *

POL 230: DSINQ and SS-2 core course

POL 250: DSINQ and WI course

 

Year Two — Spring

POL 211Western Political Concepts II

3

PH 100Introduction to Philosophy *

3

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) in a third discipline or Second Natural Science (NS) core course *

3

Two (2) electives

6

PH 100: PH-1 core course

 

Year Three — Fall

Two (2) politics courses

6

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course (Advanced History recommended) *

3

PH Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course *

3

One (1) elective - 2nd WI course if not already completed *

Year Three — Spring

POL 400Internship *

3

POL 420Senior Seminar *

3

One (1) politics course

3

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course *

3

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced Literature (LT-2), or Advanced History (HI-2) core course *

3

POL 400: EXP course

POL 420: DSINQ and WI course

Year Four — Fall (classes to be completed at Columbus School of Law)

Criminal Law (substitute for major elective)

Civil Procedure (yearlong course split over fall and spring — substitute for major elective)

Lawyering Skills (yearlong course split over fall and spring — substitute for elective)

Contracts (yearlong course split over fall and spring — substitute for elective)

Year Four — Spring (classes to be completed at Columbus School of Law)

Contracts (yearlong course split over fall and spring)

Lawyering Skills (yearlong course split over fall and spring)

Civil Procedure (yearlong course split over fall and spring)

Property (substitute for elective)

Torts (substitute for elective)

Constitutional Law (substitute for POL 335 American Constitutional Law)