Academic Catalog

Legal Studies Minor

The purpose of the minor in legal studies is to allow students to develop a greater understanding of the impact of law and legal institutions on society and public policy. Students study the sources and evolution of law, the legal process, and how law functions in a complex social, political, and economic system.

The Legal Studies Minor consists of two elements.  The first element is a foundational framework of courses that introduce students to general concepts, theories, and processes of law and legal systems.  The second element requires 12 credits of advanced electives, 6 with the LGST prefix and 6 in designated courses from courses across the college with a Legal Studies Minor attribute.


No more than six credits from a student's major may overlap with minor requirements.

Core Courses
LGST 10100Foundations in Law and Justice3
Select one from the following:3
Courtrooms and Communication
Legal Environment of Business I
Juvenile Delinquency
Introduction to Law and the Media
Advanced Electives
LGST xxxxxCourses in Legal Studies at 300-level and above6
Select 6 credits designated with the Legal Studies Minor attribute. 3 credits must be from courses at level 2 or above; 3 credits must be from courses at level 3 or above6
Total Credits18