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Legal professions require holistic leadership, which can only be delivered by individuals who have a relationship with the actual Father of justice. Central Christian provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to further one’s education. Furthermore, students at Central Christian will be equipped with the moral and ethical fortitude to not only advocate for justice but also to live justly.

The pre-law emphasis is a carefully customized version of the Liberal Studies major designed specifically for people wishing to enter law school. This distinctive emphasis provides a diverse educational experience, combining social science courses (criminal justice, history, psychology, sociology, and political science) with courses in business, literature, communication, philosophy, and ethics to provide the student with a broad foundation as he or she prepares for the rigors of law school.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Legal Secretary – $46,167*
  • Paralegal – $50,333*
  • Public Affairs Officer – $61,683*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Pre-Law Core (19 Credits)

SS-HI 115 Survey of United States History (3)
SS-PO 203 American Government (3)
SS-PO 210 History, Civics, and Social Responsibility (3)
SS-CJ 235 Criminal Justice Systems (3)
SS-CJ 241 Introduction to Law & Legal Studies (3)
SS-CJ 340 Criminal Law (3)
SS-AP 491 Senior Seminar [Social Science] [Capstone] (1)

Interdisciplinary Core (27 Credits)

BS-MG 311 Advanced Professional Communication (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
BS-MG 363 Professional Ethics (3)
EN-CP 408 Adv. Creative Writing and Composition (3)
CO-CO 412 Persuasion/Argumentation (3)
SS-SO 202 Principles of Sociology (3)
SS-PY 110 General Psychology (3)
Choose at least one:
SS-PY 335 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
SS-PY 355 Organizational Behavior (3)
Choose at least one:
BS-AC 120 Basic Accounting (3)
BS-AC 220 Financial Accounting (3)

Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law (Liberal Studies): 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 19 Credits – Pre-Law Core
  • 27 Credits – Interdisciplinary Core
  • 6 Credits – Literature Electives
  • 6 Credits – Pre-Law Electives
  • 19 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • The student will exhibit critical thinking skills with an emphasis on the synthesis of information from multiple disciplines and areas of study.

Heart

  • The student will articulate the role of law and justice in society and diverse global culture.

Soul

  • The student will provide a worldview perspective on the role of law and its place in protecting society.

Strength

  • The student will demonstrate professional writing and research skills.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

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The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

Introduction to the historical backgrounds, agencies and processes, purposes and function, ethics, administration, and technical problems of the criminal justice system.

Students will become knowledgeable on law within the legal system. They will be introduced into the field of law and its impact on society and exposed to the historical precedents and to the most current programs and practices. In an academic setting, the latest programs and research will be explored. In a practical setting, students will be assigned to a law office of their interest (according to availability) to observe and interact with professionals in the legal field as part of the course work. At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to recognize which theories relate to law and current issues and which do not.

Business law studies the history, background, sources, and influences of our modern day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. As a part of this module, particular emphasis will be placed upon the laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships, and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues.

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business, religion, etc.

This course will concentrate on the advanced learning of mechanics and developing ideas of the speaker. Emphasis will be on the development and delivery of persuasive and argumentative speeches.

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure.

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