Minors

Minor in Legal Studies

* indicates required course

** indicates chair's approval for course registration

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 2335 Argument and Critical Thinking

May be fulfilled/substituted with:
POLS 1301 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 4461 Moot Court
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices
**POLS 4361 Directed Study (depending on topic)(may be repeated for credit)
**POLS 4362 Special Topics (depending on topic)(may be repeated for credit)


CRIJ 3300 Advanced Criminal Law

May be fulfilled/substituted with:
CRIJ 4313 Evidence
COMM 4310 Communication Law
BULW 3310 Business Law
**POLS 4361 Directed Study (depending on topic)(may be repeated for credit)
**POLS 4362 Special Topics (depending on topic)(may be repeated for credit)

*POLS 3313 Judicial Process
*POLS 4312 American Constitutional Law
*POLS 4322 International Law

Electives:

May be fulfilled with:
POLS 1301 Introduction to Political Science
**POLS 4461 Moot Court
**POLS 3360 Legal Internship I
**POLS 3361 Lega Internship II
CRIIJ 4313 Evidence
COMM 4310 Communication Law
BULW 3310 Business Law
BULW 3320 Employment Law
**POLS 4361 Directed Study (depending on topic)
**POLS 4362 Special Topics (depending on topic)

Minor in Political Science

(No grade less than "C")

A 21 hour Political Science minor consists of nine hours of lower division courses plus twelve hours of advanced courses. The lower division courses are:

POLS 1301 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2301 Introduction to American Government I (See University Core Curriculum)
POLS 2302 Introduction to American Government II (See University Core Curriculum)
The twelve hours of advanced work may be chosen from among the department's offerings at the 3000 and 4000 levels, excluding Directed Study and internships.

A minor in Political Science may not be used for Pre-Law Certification. All students seeking Pre-Law Certification must minor in Legal Studies through the Department of Political Science.