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Legal Studies Minor

About the Legal Studies Minor

The Legal Studies Minor, which is administered by the Business Law, Criminal Justice, and Political Science programs, is an interdisciplinary minor that complements any selected degree program or major. It provides students an opportunity to sample various legal topics, develop necessary skills, and acquire a familiarity with diverse areas of law. Not only does it provide background for those students interested in attending law school, but it will also be beneficial to those for whom a background in the law will be important in their careers, e.g., accountants, public officials, social workers, police officers, insurance agents, financial advisors, etc.

The legal studies minor provides you with an opportunity to receive a well-rounded exposure to the law and how it might impact your chosen career path. To complete the legal studies minor, you must complete 21 credit hours. If you are interested in pursuing a legal studies minor, please notify your academic advisor.

Required Legal Studies Minor Courses (9 hours)

  • CJ 2300 - Criminal Law and Procedure
  • BLAW 2720 - Legal Environment of Business
  • POLS 2580 - Public Law and the Judicial Process

You must also complete 12 elective credits. For a list of courses available, please click here.

See a list of Criminal Justice & Criminology course offerings.


Interested in Law School?

See the Pre Law page for more information.


Dr. Steven Popejoy
Professor, Business Law
Dockery 405B
Tel: 660-543-8563


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