The rule of law is a concept vital to any understanding of the world in which we live. The Legal Studies Minor is thus intended to meet the needs of all students who have an interest in the subject, regardless of their major, as well as serving the interests of students who have plans to attend law school after graduation. In that regard, the minor offers a variety of perspectives on the laws that help illuminate the principles, practices, and policies associated with the subject to the benefit of all students in general, as well as future practitioners.
Students should note that while many of the courses in the minor have only General Studies prerequisites or can be taken with the permission of the instructor, there are several with more specific requirements. For example, MGT 3230 has a prerequisite of MGT 2210 and both courses are designated electives in the minor. ENG 3700 has a prerequisite of ENG 2010. Students should keep this in mind and discuss options with the coordinator of the minor in the Political Science Department so that they move toward graduation in a timely manner.
Students must take a minimum of 12 semester hours from the core courses below: