Minor in Legal Studies (24 credit hours)

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Required Core (12 credit hours)

  • PSCI 1330, U.S. Government & Politics
  • PSCI 3375, The American Judicial System (PRQ:  PSCI 1330)
  • ACCT 2321, Legal Environment of Business I
  • CRIM 2300, Foundations for Criminal Justice

Electives (12 credit hours, at least 9 of which must come from one of the following concentrations)

Public Law & Institutions:  This concentration familiarizes students with the various institutions and mechanisms that influence the legal system.

  • PSCI 3315, International Law & Organizations (PRQ:  PSCI 1330, 2300, or consent)
  • PSCI 3316, Cyber Security Law & Policy (PRQ:  PSCI 1330, 2300, or consent)
  • PSCI 3361, Public Policy Analysis (PRQ: PSCI 1330, 2305)
  • PSCI 4300, Constitutional Law (PRQ:  PSCI 1330)
  • PSCI 4301, Civil Liberties (PRQ:  PSCI 1330)
  • PSCI 4335, The American Congress (PRQ:  PSCI 1330)

Law & Society:  This concentration focuses on law in relation to various groups within society

  • CRIM 3381, Police & Society (PRQ:  CRIM 2300, or consent)
  • CRIM 3370, Criminology (PRQ:  CRIM 2300, or consent)
  • SOC 4321, Social Policy Analysis (PRQ: SOC 1300, or consent)
  • CRIM 4355, Victimology (PRQ:  CRIM 2300, or consent)
  • PHIL 3330, Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 4350, Health Care Ethics (PRQ:  one philosophy course or consent)
  • MCOM 3301, Media Law & Ethics PRQ:  JOUR 2300 or consent)

Law & Markets:  This concentration focuses on how the law influences business, economic, and financial institutions and their decision-making.

  • ACCT 3316, Individual Taxation (PRQ: ACCT 2330 with a C or better)
  • ACCT 4316, Advanced Income Tax (PRQ: ACCT 3316 with a C or better)
  • ACCT 4322, Legal Environment for Business II (PRQ:  ACCT 2321)
  • ECON 3310, Public Finance
  • INSU/MGMT 4315, Employee Benefits
  • FINA 3323, Real Estate
  • HIST 4336, Work, Wealth, & Power in United States History