"The social science programs in History, Pre-Law, and Criminal Justice prepare the student for the development of a Christian worldview, as well as for graduate study in a chosen field. It also prepares for service in career opportunities of the major depending upon professional requirements." -Dr. Robert Mathisen, Social Science department chair
The purpose of the Social Science major is to provide a climate that expects excellence by stimulating intellectual curiosity, honoring academic scholarship, developing a personal biblical worldview in a historical-cultural context, nurturing individual maturity, encouraging learning for a life-time, and promoting service to the Church and community.
A major in this area is intended for the student who desires a broad perspective on the nature of mankind within society; an understanding of the implications of the history of humankind; an awareness of one’s social and spiritual responsibility, and preliminary skills for one’s chosen field. Students should be prepared for graduate study in a chosen field or for service in career opportunities of the major depending upon professional requirements.
Corban’s pre-law program provides prospective law school students with a broad based general education. Classes in history, political science, logic, business, and speech help students to acquire the analytical and communication skills required by the legal profession. The pre-law program is essentially a social science major with the addition of certain courses specifically chosen for the pre-law student - Logic, Advanced Speech, Advanced Composition, Business Law, Taxation, Accounting, and Economics.
In addition, pre-law students are provided with opportunities to visit law schools and meet with legal professionals. The university’s pre-law advisor also provides prospective law school students with help in preparing for the Law School Admission Test and in applying to law school.
For students who complete the pre-law curriculum but who choose not to attend law school there are a number of careers for which the pre-law curriculum is appropriate (i.e., government, journalism, business, foreign service, education).
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"The History program was revived after about a fifteen year absence from the [Corban University] curriculum. The Pre-Law program will continue to prepare students for careers in law or law-related fields, and the Criminal Justice track equips the student for a career in law enforcement and related areas of community service." -Dr. Robert Mathisen, Social Science department chair