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  Aug 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies


Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in legal studies must complete the general education requirements of the university. Students must also meet the degree cognate requirements i.e., third-semester proficiency in a foreign language to earn a B.A. for legal studies, or CIS 150, CJ 300 and STA 215 to earn a B.S. The bachelor’s degrees in legal studies are approved by the American Bar Association.

Although most courses taken at other colleges and universities may be accepted for full credit, only a limited number will be counted toward the major. Students must take at least two-thirds of the credits constituting the major at Grand Valley State University. In addition, at least ten credits of legal specialty courses must be taken through traditional classroom instruction.

Requirements for a Major in Legal Studies


A minimum of 36 credit hours is required. All majors must take the following core courses:

In Addition


In addition, all majors must take:

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Legal Studies


Please visit the website of the College of Community and Public Service Advising Center at www.gvsu.edu/ccpsadvising/ for a four-year curriculum plan for the legal studies major. Taking courses in the sequence recommended in the curriculum plan for legal studies will help you avoid delays in completing the legal studies degree.

Click here for the program description. 



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