Political/Legal Studies Major

Our bachelor of arts degree in political/legal studies offers you the opportunity, through an intense program of study, to evaluate legal principles. The program includes legal research and writing, oral and written advocacy, and the opportunity for internships and field experience. Our on-campus courtroom will prepare you for internships, mock trial competitions and presentations. The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, regularly convenes in our courtroom, providing you another opportunity to apply theory to real life. Other activities include political events, legislative internships, pre-law advisement, our award-winning pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta International and mock trial teams (2002 Phi Alpha Delta national champions).

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Political/Legal Studies comprises 37 credits. Majors associated with the bachelor of arts are most appropriate to students seeking a liberal-learning,pre-professional or graduate school orientation.