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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street 
Hays, KS 67601 
Phone: 785-628-4291 
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU 
Fax: 785-628-4037
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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.

Courses: (Choose 12 Credit Hours)

  • 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)


Contact Information

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

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