Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies (120 Credit Hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies requires 120 credit hours in the areas of general electives, proficiency requirements, general education requirements and major requirements. To be admitted to the program, applicants must have previously completed 30 college credits or receive a waiver from the Assistant Provost. Those 30 hours can be applied to general elective requirements. >Read more about SPCS admission requirements

Proficiency Requirements (9)

  • EN 102 Composition II or equivalent (3)
  • MT 150 Contemporary Math or higher (3)
  • Religion elective (3)

General Education Requirements (21)

  • SPCS 200 Adult Learning Seminar (3)
  • Social Science courses (6)
  • Natural Science courses (6)
  • Humanities courses (6)

General Electives (48 credits)

Major Requirements (42)

  • LS 300 The American Legal System (3)
  • LS 301 Legal Research & Writing (pre-requisite: EN 102 Composition II) (3)
  • LS 320 Religion & the Law (3)
  • LS 321 Law & Economics (3)
  • LS 322 Philosophical Basis of the Law (3)
  • LS 325 Contracts (3)
  • LS 400 Legal Ethics (3)

Legal Studies Electives (Choose total of 21 credits)

  • LS 302 The Paralegal Profession (3)
  • LS 323 Freedom of Speech (3)
  • LS 324 Civil Rights (3)
  • LS 340 Negotiation Theory (3)
  • LS 350 Employment Law (3)
  • LS 351 Criminal Law & Procedure (3)
  • LS 352 Civil Litigation (3)
  • LS 353 Family Law (3)
  • LS 354 Estate Planning (3)
  • LS 355 Real Estate Law (3)
  • LS 356 Administrative Law (3)
  • LS 357 The Uniform Commercial Code (pre-requisite: LS 325 Contracts) (3)
  • LS 499 Legal Studies Internship (3)
  • Up to three additional 200-level or higher social sciences courses with approval of Assistant Provost

*Maximum of 90 hours in transfer credit (68 from community college).