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Law School Early Entry Option

Government and Public Policy Law School Early Entry Option Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Learn more about qualifying for and taking advantage of the Law School Early Entry Option through the UB School of Law.

General-Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General-education requirements for:

  • all students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
  • any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014

General-education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
  • all new students entering UB in fall 2014 and after

Government and Public Policy Law School Early Entry Option Requirements
(36 credits)

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • American Government (GVPP 201)
  • Global Politics (GVPP 210)
  • one course in economics
  • one course in history or philosophy
  • Methods in Government and Public Policy (GVPP 408)
  • Senior Seminar (GVPP 499)
  • one GVPP course in international studies
  • one GVPP course in political theory

Law School Early Entry Electives (12 credits)

Complete four courses approved by a faculty adviser; students who are interested in the practice of law in Maryland should have a strong background in American and Maryland governmental structures and processes. Therefore, strongly recommended courses include:

  • Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights (GVPP 341)
  • American Presidency (GVPP 344)
  • The Legislative Process (GVPP 345)
  • State and Local Government (GVPP 348)
  • Media and Government (GVPP 362)
  • American Political Thought (GVPP 381)
  • Foundations of Democracy I (GVPP 426)
  • Foundations of Democracy II (GVPP 427)
  • Maryland Government Processes and Politics (GVPP 461)
  • Interest Group Politics and Lobbying (GVPP 463)

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101)
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 93-credit requirement to graduate.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
as of fall 2014