Certificate in Law and the Courts

The Department of Justice Studies, with participation from the Department of Political Science, offers a certificate in law and the courts to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in law, or enhancing skills relative to the understanding of the law for law enforcement officers and corrections officials. The program is open to students in all majors, as well students interested in completion of the certificate only.

Required Courses:

  • JUS 100  Workshop in Criminal Justice (Law and Courts) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 320  Introduction to the Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 331  Criminal Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 335  Civil Liabilities (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 380  Topics (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 425  Legal Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 600  Internship (Law and Courts) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 670  Independent Study (Law and Courts) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 675  Seminar (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE: 12 Credit Hours

Contact Information

Dr. John Raacke
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 233A 
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone:  (785) 628-5668
Email: jdraacke@fhsu.edu
Web: Justice Studies

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