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Pre-Law, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

If you believe law school is in your future, make sure you are set up to succeed with a pre-law degree from Indiana Tech. Our program is designed to prepare you to perform well on the Law School Admission Test and for the rigors of law school.

In our program, you will hone skills that are stressed in law school, as identified by the American Bar Association: analysis and problem-solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and listening, general research and task organization and management. You will take classes in the areas of humanities, communications, business and social sciences to give you a range of knowledge you will need to successfully become a lawyer. In these classes you will engage in debate, expository writing and critical thinking exercises as a necessary component of the coursework.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • As a result of our robust curriculum, you will not only have the skills to enter law school, but you will also have credentials that go above and beyond basic pre-law programs and separate yourself from other applicants.
  • As part of our cooperative 3+3 Program, you will be able to attend selected law schools after completion of your junior year at Indiana Tech, provided you meet program criteria.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
Jennifer Pappalardo

Jennifer Hitchcock
B.S. in Pre-Law, 2015
Before establishing her own law firm in Fort Wayne, Jennifer got her start in the pre-law program at Indiana Tech. It was there that she knew she was ... Read full story

Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Law
  • Politics and legislation
  • Law enforcement
  • Consulting and mediation

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Attorney/lawyer* $120,910/year

Job outlook through 2028: 6 percent increase

  • Paralegal, legal assistant $50,940/year

Job outlook through 2028: 12 percent increase

  • Arbitrator, mediator $62,270/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Probation officer $53,020/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent increase

  • Human resources specialist $60,880/year

Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase

*with additional education

Warriors in the World

Several Indiana Tech pre-law graduates are studying law at:

  • University of Toledo
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Indiana University
  • University of Southern California

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with

  • Allen County Probation Department
  • Allen County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Allen County Magistrate’s Office

Dominic Lombardo

Program Lead

Professor Lombardo had a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department. While with LAPD, he became an expert on gang culture within the city. His responsibilities included gathering intelligence on gang activities, investigation and clearing of gang-related homicides and overall suppression of gang-related criminal activity within the Los Angeles area. While developing into a specialist in this area of law enforcement, Dominic was called upon to provide training to several other agencies within Los Angeles County and other agencies that were less experienced in dealing with the growing gang-related activity that was infiltrating their jurisdictions. He was also an officer with the robbery/homicide and the vice and narcotic divisions, and he was a training officer for new LAPD recruits.Professor Lombardo approaches teaching criminal justice with pride and passion. He has been with Indiana Tech’s Center for Criminal Justice since June 2013, sharing his experiences from the force while stressing the societal necessity for an effective, fair and trustworthy criminal justice system. He is currently pursing a Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Indiana Tech.

  • MBA, Indiana Wesleyan
  • B.S., Ball State University