Legal Studies Minor

Legal Studies Minor

Minors in Legal Studies must complete 21 semester credit hours of required courses and approved electives. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the minor. At least 15 hours must be advanced and taken in residence.

Legal Studies Minors are required to complete the following courses:

COMM 3335Argumentation and Critical Thinking3
CRIJ 3300Advanced Criminal Law3
POLS 3313Judicial Process3
POLS 4312American Constitutional Law and Development3
POLS 4322International Law/Institutions3
Select two from the following approved electives:6
Legal Research/Brief Writing
Legal Internship I
Legal Internship II
Directed Study 1
Special Topics in Political Science 1
Business Law
Environmental Law
Communication Law
Total Hours21

Depending on the topic. 

Students are encouraged but not required to complete at least one legal internship. Legal internships must be approved by the Pre-Law advisor and are offered only to students with junior or senior standing and with a minimum cumulative grade point average no less than 3.0.