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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.
  • 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 new students entering UB in fall 2016 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)
  • Maryland Government Processes and Politics (GVPP 461)
  • Interest Group Politics and Lobbying (GVPP 463)

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar:┬áIntroduction 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