Legal Studies

  • The Criminal Courts of Justice

  • Program Designation: Minor

    Program Contact: Dr. Tony Gaskew

    Academic Division:

    Program Description:

    A minor in legal studies is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the nature of law and crime, and how it’s applied from a variety of pedagogical perspectives within the behavioral and social sciences.

    Minor Requirements

    A minor in legal studies can be earned by completing the following 18 credits:

    (students must earn a C- or better in all minor courses and a GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required)

    Required courses:

    Select one elective from the following:

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.