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Minor Requirements

The Legal Studies minor requires students to take seven courses, spread across at least two colleges and three departments.  No more than two courses may come from the same department.  Students may not use a course from their major to fulfill a minor requirement.

The Legal Studies minor requires 21 credit hours:
Total 21 hrs.

College of Arts & Sciences

Classical Studies 

  • CLHU A238 Justice in Greek Literature

Criminal Justice

  • CRIM A105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRIM A110 Criminology: Fundamentals*
  • CRIM A313 Criminal Evidence
  • CRIM A320 Vioent Offencders
  • CRIM A330 Correctional Institutions*
  • CRIM A345 Seminar: Constitutional Law
  • CRIM A380 Ethics and Politics of Criminal Justice
  • CRIM A405 Criminal Law
  • CRIM A430 Legal Research and Writing


  • HIST A230 Law in Early America
  • HIST A231 Law and Modern America
  • HIST A232 American Trials
  • HIST A305 Medieval Crime and Community
  • HIST A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan*


  • JPNS A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan*

Mass Communication

  • CMMN A355 Covering the Courts
  • CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communication
  • CMMN A451 Media and American Courts


  • PHIL A225 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL W234 Medical Ethics
  • PHIL W235 Ethics of Rights
  • PHIL W244 Law and Morality

Political Science

  • POLS A212 The Legislative Process
  • POLS A218 Courts/Judges/Politics
  • POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
  • POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
  • POLS X262 Law / Politics / Gay Rights


  • PSYC A215 Psychology & the Law

Religious Studies

  • RELS A400 Theology of Vatican II
  • RELS S344 Social Policy and the Christian
  • RELS V228 Islamic Law
  • RELS V396 Law: Ancient World


  • SOCI A215 Criminal Behavior
  • SOCI A315 Delinquency and Justice
  • SOCI X252 Violence in Society

College of Business 

  • ECON B330 Law and Economics
  • INTB B310 Law for International Relations*
  • LGST B200 Business Law
  • LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
  • LGST B310 Law for International Business*

College of Music & Fine Arts

Music Industry Studies

  • MUIN M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I
  • MUIN M301 Legal Issues II

* Indicates course has crosslisted course.

2.0 GPA required. 

 Please check with the program director for additional course offerings and seminars that may be eligible for LGST program completion.