Major Details

Political/Legal Studies B.A.

According to Daniel Webster, "Justice is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together." Our political/legal studies degree offers you the opportunity, through an intense program of study, to evaluate political and legal principles. The program focuses on the liberal arts study of law and political science and includes practical skills such as legal research and writing; oral and written advocacy; and the opportunity for internships and field experience.

Bachelor of Arts degree programs require a minor and a year of a foreign language (includes ASL).


"Political/Legal Studies" Major

To provide students with the critical thinking, legal reasoning, and analytical skills to enable the students to pursue professional advanced studies and to enhance the students’ ability to function effectively and ethically as professionals in a legal environment and to engage in responsible civic participation.

Application for major to be made by second semester of Sophomore Year

Course List - Total Hours: 37

Course # Course Title Hours
LGS105 Politics & Government    3
LGS110 American Legal System    3
LGS207 Fundamentals of Legal Research & Writing    3
LGS302 American Jurisprudence    3
LGS329 Conflict & Dispute Resolution    3
LGS415 Senior Seminar    3
LGS445 Constitutional Law    4


Required Electives

Elective Hours
LGS Electives   15
May include BUS335, SMG310 or other courses with approval.  

Academic Catalog 2009