2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration

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Program Description

The legal studies concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence degree provides students with a strong foundation in legal reasoning, legal analysis and the historical development of legal principles. Special emphasis is given to the practical application of law in today's workplace through a comprehensive study of a wide range of legal practice areas. Discipline-related electives courses enable students to tailor this program to suit specific career aspirations.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online)


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any CDC Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
3 or 4
Social Sciences
Any Social Sciences Course
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • Additional General Education Courses (three courses)
Required Major Courses 9
JUR 300  Classical Jurisprudence 3
JUR 310  Medieval Jurisprudence 3
JUR 320  Anglo-American Jurisprudence 3
Required Related Courses 33
LAW 300  The Paralegal Profession 3
LAW 310  Legal Research and Writing 3
LAW 320  Litigation and Trial Evidence 3
LAW 330  Criminal Law for Paralegals 3
LAW 340  Family Law 3
LAW 350  Real Estate Law 3
LAW 360  Law, Business and the Workplace 3
LAW 370  Administrative Law 3
LAW 380  Estates and Trusts 3
LAW 400  Constitutional Law for Paralegals 3
LAW 410  Law and Ethics 3
Free Electives* 37 to 38
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): JUR 310
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): JUR 300 AND JUR 310
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course

* The following LAW electives are recommended, though any upper-division course qualifies as an elective:

  • LAW 390  Bankruptcy (3 credits)
  • LAW 420  Law and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • LAW 430  Elder Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 440  Immigration Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 450  Labor and Employment Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 460  School Law (3 credits)

Program Notes: 42 credits of advanced coursework (any 300- or 400-level course or any 200-level course with at least one pre-requisite) are required. Transfer students entering this program will have at least 40 semester-credit-hours of college credits; first-year students are also accepted. Students entering with an associate degree will need fewer electives.

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.A. in Jurisprudence to M.S. in Legal Studies) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

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