Law is the cornerstone of our political, social and economic systems and a grounding in law is essential to a broad variety of professional areas. Understanding the legal environment is a clear advantage to college graduates seeking jobs and careers in a variety of industries and professional fields.
The Legal Studies Minor is designed to provide good academic preparation for students interested in graduate programs and careers where the knowledge of law is highly beneficial, such as those in government and politics, business administration, criminal justice, law and legal services, as well as advocacy, non-profit, and community organizations.
The courses comprising the Legal Studies Minor develop fundamental skills of communication and analysis beneficial in most graduate programs and professional careers, while also introducing the students to our legal system, primary areas of law, and constitutional history.
The Legal Studies Minor is a 21-credit program comprised of three required courses and four electives, one of which may be an internship. It is open to students from all majors.