Major Details

Legal Studies B.S.

MISSION STATEMENTS FOR PROGRAMS AND CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES

“LEGAL STUDIES” MAJOR:

Paralegal Studies Concentration

To provide students with a core of legal knowledge and critical thinking, understanding of professional ethics, communication and interpersonal skills, which will enhance the students’ ability to function effectively as professionals in a legal environment.

Juvenile Justice Concentration

To provide students with a core of knowledge in law, policy, human development and societal responses to the status of juveniles within the legal system so as to enhance the students’ ability to function effectively and ethically as professionals in the juvenile justice system.

Criminal Justice Concentration

To provide students with a core of knowledge in criminal justice practices, concepts, ethics, and issues so as to prepare students to work effectively and ethically as professionals in the fields of criminal justice, security or related fields.

Course List - Total Hours: 58

Course # Course Title Hours
LGS105 Politics & Government    3
LGS110 American Legal System    3
LGS207 Fundamentals of Legal Research & Writing    3
LGS210 Law, Ethics & Morality -ER    3
LGS305 Criminal Law    3
LGS316 Criminal Investigation    3
LGS320 Evidence    3
LGS329 Conflict & Dispute Resolution    3
LGS415 Senior Seminar    3
LGS445 Constitutional Law    4
LGS452 Internship III    6

 

Concentrations

Concentration Hours
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