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Bachelor of Science in

Legal Studies

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

This program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system covering major topics in legal studies in core courses, after which students can then focus on specific areas of interests through electives. For students who wish to become paralegals at law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and or non-profit organizations, or wish to earn their master’s degree in law, this program will provide a foundation for career and academic advancement.

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The Legal Studies program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Communicate effectively and apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, sociology, and communications, to their assigned tasks in a law-related environment.
  • Perform legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems.
  • Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in law.
  • Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney.
  • Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys.

Program Plan for the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

COURSE NAMECREDIT HOURS
LGS 100Introduction to the Legal Profession3
LGS 107Contracts3
LGS 103Criminal Law3
LGS 108Legal Research3
LGS 204Real Property3
LGS 206Business Organizations3
LGS 208Legal Analysis & Writing3
LGS 110Litigation and Trial Practice I3
LGS 200Administrative Law3
LGS 210Litigation and Trial Practice II3
LGS 303Ethics for the Legal Professional3
LGS 301Torts I3
LGS 404Laws of Criminal Evidence3
LGS 402Alternative Dispute Resolution3
LGS 499Senior Capstone3
   
 CORE TOTAL45

COURSE 

NAME

CREDIT HOURS

HIST 160

American History I

3

CMP 101

Introduction to Computers

3

PSY 110

Introduction to Psychology

3

ENG 160

English Composition I

3

MAT 130

Concepts of Fundamental Math

3

 

 

 

 

GENERAL ED TOTAL

15

Students select from FIVE (5) elective courses to complete this category.

COURSE NAMECREDIT HOURS
LGS 102Family Law3
LGS 105Law Office Technology3
LGS 106Wills, Trusts and Estates3
LGS 201Immigration Law3
LGS 202Environmental Law3
LGS 203Intellectual Property3
LGS 205Social Security Disability3
LGS 207Bankruptcy3
LGS 304Survey of the Legal Profession3
LGS 305Employment Law3
LGS 308Communication Law3
LGS 310Education Law3
   
 

 

ELECTIVE TOTAL

15
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