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Legal Studies

Make a difference in the world around you with a graduate degree in legal studies.

The legal studies program is designed for professionals practicing in areas such as human relations, criminal and juvenile justice, the court system (including magistrates and probation officers), journalism, social work, regulatory agencies, county and municipal government, business and other professionals who work with, though not necessarily in, the legal system. 

This is neither a “pre-law” program nor a paralegal program. It does not prepare graduates to practice law.

How will I focus my studies?

The legal studies program offers several courses students can use for elective credit. In addition, students may take elective courses in other programs. 

Learn more at the Legal Studies site