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Curriculum

B.S. in Legal Studies Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements
60 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
24 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
Ethics Elective
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Electives
15 crs.

Leadership Core
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
51 crs.
Designated Writing Course
3 crs.
LAW425 Legal Writing
3 crs.
Major Core
39 crs.
LAW101 Introduction to Law
3 crs.
LAW105 Estate Administration & Probate Practice
3 crs.
LAW201 Real Estate Law & Practice
3 crs.
LAW203 Civil Litigation
3 crs.
LAW205 Legal Research
3 crs.
LAW209 Family Law & Practice
3 crs.
LAW301 Bankruptcy Practice
3 crs.
LAW306 E-Commerce: The Legal Context
3 crs.
LAW307 Business Organizations & Practice
3 crs.
LAW310 Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law
3 crs.
LAW325 E-Government: The New Legal Environment of Business
3 crs.
LAW405 Environmental Law & Practice
3 crs.
LAW440 Legal Ethics
3 crs.
Directed Electives*   (300 Level or higher)
9 crs.
LAW460 Legal Studies Internship (Recommended)
3 crs.
LAW300-400 Level
6 crs.

COLLEGE TO CAREER CORE
6 crs.
CTC101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.
CTC301 Professional Success Seminar
3 crs.


*Selected under advisement.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will attain a professional level of organizational skills including thinking, planning, and execution skills.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the team concept for the delivery of legal services.

  • Students will attain a professional level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Students will demonstrate skills in the use of technology in the delivery of legal services.

  • Students will demonstrate ethical awareness and understand the concept of integrity.

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive, practical understanding of subject specific skills-based areas of practical legal work.

  • Students will acquire knowledge of career opportunities in law firms, corporate legal departments, government, and non-profit settings.

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of various specialized areas of the Law.