As a Pre-Law student you will encounter the disciplines of history, criminal justice, communication and political science. You will be mentored and guided with one-on-one support to ensure confidence in applying to graduate schools. At the completion of this course of study, you will receive a Bachelors of History/Pre-Law and be able to apply to Law Schools. 

Program Highlights


Take a Model U.N. course where you will travel to NYC for a week to participate with other colleges around the country in a simulation of the United Nations's General Assembly meeting.



Learn outside the classroom when you study history on location.

Minimum Total Hours: 124

Total Liberal Arts Hours Required: 90

Major Requirements: 56 hours 

Standard Completion Time
Four Years

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

What Will I Learn?

As a Pre-Law major you will take a variety courses that will prepare you for a career in law. Some of the courses you will take to prepare you to apply for Law School will be in history, criminal justice, political science, economics, and communication. 

Where Can It Take Me?


  • State and local politicians – primarily Schumer and Gillibrand
  • Local historical societies
  • Libraries
  • Law firms
  • Democrat and Chronicle


  • Immigration Paralegal Case Manager
  • DA Performance Manager
  • Business Attorney
  • Business Owner
  • Consultant
  • Guest Relations, Museum Host – Strong Museum

Grad Schools

  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • University at Buffalo
  • Regent University School of Law


Alumni Success

Justin J. Andreozzi

Justin Andreozzi
Associate Attorney
Andreozzi Bluestein LLP

Chrissa de Vries Staunch

Chrissa de Vries Staunch
Child Advocate Attorney
Public Defender's Office | Newark, NJ

Who Will I Meet?

faculty RJ Stansbury

R.J. Stansbury

R.J. Stansbury has been teaching at Roberts since 2001. He earned his B.A. from Cedarville University in Ohio, an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
He teaches courses on ancient, medieval and early-modern European history and specializes in the religious history of the middle ages, with a particular focus on pastoral care, monasticism, and medieval popular heresies. 

Outside of his academic life, he enjoys traveling, camping with his family and hiking the Adirondack High Peaks. He is also an avid equestrian.

faculty Mathew Moore

Matthew Dwight Moore

Matthew Dwight Moore has a Ph.D. from Binghamton University, one M.A. in History and another M.A. in English from SUNY Brockport. He has been teaching at Roberts since 1999.

Dr. Moore teaches equally in both the history and language and literature departments, in courses such as African, Latin American, and Asian history and Film as History, Geography, and Imperialism.  

When not in class, he is a writer, playwright, film history expert, freelance artist, cartoonist, stage actor, strategy game inventor, avid music fanatic, father, and husband.

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