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Grand Valley State University    
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Mar 25, 2019
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies

Students seeking a postbaccalaureate certificate in legal studies must complete 30 credit hours.  A bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher is required for admission to the program. A maximum of six credits can be transferred from another institution.  In addition, at least ten credits of legal specialty courses must be taken through traditional classroom instruction. The postbaccalaureate certificate in legal studies is approved by the American Bar Association.

Requirements for a postbaccalaureate Certificate in Legal Studies

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required, including the following core courses:

Suggested Order of Coursework

Please visit the website of the College of Community and Public Service Advising Center at for a curriculum plan for the postbaccalaureate certificate in legal studies. Taking courses in the sequence recommended in the curriculum plan for legal studies will help you avoid delays in completing the legal studies certificate.


Click here for the program description.