Program Overview

Why Study Pre-Law at TFC?

It surprises many students to learn that law schools do not recommend a particular curricular path for admission. Instead, they prefer applicants prepared by a broad range of challenging courses that develop skills in areas such as problem-solving, critical thinking, research, writing, and oral communication. Therefore, most colleges do not offer a “pre-law” major. The American Bar Association (ABA) counsels undergraduate students as follows: “Whatever major you select, you are encouraged to pursue an area of study that interests and challenges you, while taking advantage of opportunities to develop your research and writing skills.”

Toccoa Falls College offers majors in business, English, and history as standard routes to law school. However, our majors in biblical studies, communication studies, and cross-cultural studies also develop proficiencies that law schools find highly desirable. In addition to rigorous academic training, law schools value service to others and the promotion of justice. These objectives align nicely with the intention of TFC to be a college that intentionally integrates the development of character with intellect.

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  • Public Relations
  • Applied Ethics
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Criminal Justice
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“Being a lawyer is an incredible opportunity to serve. The law is about truth. The law is about justice. The law is about compassion. The law is about mercy. All of these characteristics are central to the Christian faith…central to our faith.”

Dr. Curt Wanner
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Communication

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Pre-Law Courses

Students seeking admittance into Law School after graduation are encouraged to pursue majors in one of the following programs: English, History, or Business Administration. Click for more program-specific information on these majors. For more detailed information, contact an Admissions Counselor at

Featured Courses:

  • Business Law
  • Persuasion
  • Judicial Process
  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics
  • American Government
Maley Whitlock


I feel extremely blessed to have studied History at TFC. The professors who poured knowledge and time into my life helped me go on to reach my goals of attending law school and ultimately becoming a practicing attorney. I received high quality instruction that left me readily prepared for the strenuous work load I would experience during my time in law school. I will always look back fondly on my time at TFC and be forever grateful for the way my experience there shaped my life and career.
Maley Whitlock, Class of 2015
Career Options

What can you do with a Pre-Law plan of study?

When you earn a degree with a pre-law plan of study, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs:

Law School

A popular option for students studying pre-law is to pursue law school immediately. Graduates will be prepared to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), be admitted into law school, and after passing the Bar exam, ready to move into their law career.


Naturally, many law graduates are interested in a career as an Attorney. Attorneys are lawyers that provide legal counsel to clients through a variety of means.


This position is an assistant to lawyers helping them with reports, notes, documentations and interviews. A pre law graduate would be prepared to enter this field with some form of additional certification.

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