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Degree Course Requirements

The General Studies Major - Pre-Legal Track curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics & Science – 10 hrs.
Other – 11 hrs.

Program Requirements – 48 hours
Pre-Legal Studies Concentration:
COM 213 Business Communication
COM 363 Persuasion and Argumentation
ENG 2113 American Literature I
GOV 333 State and Local Government
GOV 403 American Constitutional Development
LE 153 Juvenile Justice, LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice, LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence or 9 hours from BA or LAW
PHIL 313 Ethics
PHL 343 Logic
PSY 373 Political Psychology
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
SOC 323 The Family
Electives from LE, ENG, PSY, or COM – 6 hrs.
PL 4003 Legal Capstone Experience

Additional – 30 hours
Electives - 29 hrs. - General Studies Major-Pre-Legal Track students are encouraged to consult with their advisor to choose electives that are appropriate to their career plan.
UE 101 - 1 hr.