Legal Studies (Pre-Law)
The School of Criminal Justice, Political Science, & International Studies offers students a course of study who are interested in the field of jurisprudence and the legal profession. The Legal Studies program offers students a selection of specifically designed courses, academic advisement, testing strategies and preparation, and support services designed to assist students that anticipate applying to law school or graduate school. The program places a strong emphasis on the importance of the undergraduate student’s course of study, grade point average (GPA), and performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – all of which play important factors for acceptance to law school. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, deduction, and analytical reasoning. The course Legal and Analytical Reasoning places emphasis on these skill sets, which also provides students the opportunity to take practice LSAT exams.
The Legal Studies minor requires to student to successfully complete 18 credits of the following courses:
Required Courses (12 Credits)*
Elective Courses Select any two (6 Credits)*
CRIM2205 Criminal Justice Research Methods
*Substitutions are permitted upon approval of the School Director
Some of the law schools students have been accepted to have included: