Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

The purpose of the Legal Studies Degree (LS) Bachelor of Arts Program is to expand students’ critical and analytical thinking skills, advance students’ ability to communicate complex data, both verbally and written, and prepare students for higher-lever positions within the legal profession, or gain admission to law school.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (39 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I**
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II**
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
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    6
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CCJ 2001
    Criminology
    3
  • CJJ 2002
    Juvenile Delinquency
    3
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS includes 1 Lab. hour)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1010
    General Biology
    3
  • BSC 1010 L
    General Biology Lab
    1
  • BSC 1081
    Basic Anatomy and Physiology
    3
MATHEMATICS (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I**
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)

LOWER LEVEL COURSES (12 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 2104
    Legal Research & Writing I
    3
  • PLA 2114
    Legal Research & Writing II
    3
  • PLA 2201
    Introduction to Civil Procedure
    3
  • PLA 2303
    Criminal Law and Procedure
    3
UPPER LEVEL COURSES (30 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 3304
    Criminal Law (cross-reference: CJL4412)
    3
  • PLA 3115
    Legal Research & Writing II (**)
    3
  • PLA 3223
    Civil Litigation
    3
  • PLA 3308
    Criminal Procedure (cross-reference: CJL3410)
    3
  • PLA 3274
    Tort Law (cross-reference: CJL4044)
    3
  • PLA 4885
    Constitutional Law (cross-reference: CJL3063)
    3
  • PLA 3263
    The Law of Evidence (cross-reference: CJL 4133)
    3
  • PLA 3464
    Business Organizations
    3
  • PLA 3428
    The Law of Contracts
    3
  • PLA 4950
    Legal Studies Capstone
    3

ELECTIVES (39 CREDITS)

SUGGESTED LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 1426
    Contracts and Business Entities
    3
  • BUL 2131
    Business Law
    3
  • PLA 2700
    Professional Ethics and Liability
    3
  • PLA 2273
    Introduction to Torts
    3
SUGGESTED UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (30 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CCJ 3011
    Juvenile Justice
    3
  • CCJ 4644
    White Collar Crime
    3
  • CCJ 4662
    Minorities and Crime
    3
  • CJE 3721
    Forensic Psychology
    3
  • CJE 4694
    Cyber Crime
    3
  • CJL 4074
    Correctional Law
    3
  • PLA 3434
    Business Organizations
    3
  • PLA 3523
    Health Law & Ethics
    3
  • PLA 3613
    Property Law
    3
  • PLA 3803
    Domestic Relations Law
    3
  • PLA 4116
    Legal Research & Writing IV (**)
    3
  • PLA 4410
    Intellectual Property
    3
  • PLA 4844
    Immigration Law
    3

All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.

NOTE
: A total of up to 60 credits may be transferred from the General Education and/or Elective courses taken during a degree program. FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.

*General Education Component (see page 205)

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.