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Certificate in Political Science

Legal Studies/Pre-Law Certificate

Program Summary

The Legal Studies Certificate provides you with an understanding of the foundations of American law, a working knowledge of legal resources, and the skills to engage in basic legal research and argumentation. Students interested in Pre-law will find this certificate extremely beneficial to their future studies.

Required Courses (18 hours)

POLS 320: Introduction to the Law     
POLS 422: Legal Advocacy
POLS 425: Legal Research Methods
POLS 620: Constitutional Law
POLS 621: American Civil Liberties
JUS 331: Criminal Law and Procedure


Contact Dr. Larry Gould (lgould@fhsu.edu), certificate coordinator, for more information

Virtual Students: Please consult your advisor on courses needed to obtain this certificate; some courses may only be available on-campus

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