Minors

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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 9 hours of lower division courses, plus 12 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 12 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. If you are seeking pre-law certification, you must minor in legal studies through the Department of Political Science.