School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Legal Studies minor

The Legal Studies minor requires 15 hours and is excellent preparation for law school. It is designed in accordance with the American Bar Association’s Statement on Prelaw Preparation to help you develop the knowledge, skills, values, and experiences you need to succeed in law school and beyond.

Minor Requirements

Foundational Course

  • POSC 2210, Introduction to Legal Studies (3 hours)

Writing Skills

  • ENGL 3190, Advanced Composition: Argumentation (3 hours)

Legal Thinking
Choose one of the following courses:

  • BSNS 3420, Business Law (3 hours)
  • BSNS 3440, Law for Entrepreneurs (3 hours)
  • COMM 4000, Communication Law (3 hours)
  • CRIM 3110,  Criminal Law and Process (3 hours)
  • POSC 3250, Constitutional Law (3 hours)

Ethics
Choose one of the following courses:

  • BIBL 3420, New Testament Ethics (3 hours)
  • HIST/PHIL/POSC 3010, History of Political Thought (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2120, Ethics (3 hours)
  • RLGN 2130, Introduction to Christian Ethics (3 hours)
  • RLGN 3120, Current Issues in Christian Ethics (3 hours)

Capstone Experience

  • POSC 4810, Legal Internship (3 hours)