Legal Studies

Legal Studies Minor

Who gets a minor in Legal Studies?

The minor in Legal Studies is intended for any student considering going to Law School. Those majoring in Political Science might be particularly interested in the Legal Studies minor because of overlap in requirements for the minor and the Political Science majors, but the Legal Studies minor is open to any student regardless of major. The Legal Studies minor is recommended for Criminal Justice and Business Law majors.

What are the requirements?

Course Requirements for the minor in Legal Studies (21 credit hours total)

Required classes:

PSc 304         Legal Research*         

PSc 402         Advocacy & Legal Reasoning

Phil 140         Critical Thinking

Choose three classes from the following list:

PSc 313         Property Law*

PSc 314         Civil Litigation*

PSc 324         Family Law*

PSc 322         International Law

PSc 431         Constitutional Law I

PSc 432         Constitutional Law II

Choose one class from the following list:

Comm 310    Communication Law

LE 250            Criminal Law

GB 301           Legal Environment of Business I

GB 302           Legal Environment of Business II

*Courses with an asterisk are cross-listed as Political Science and Paralegal Studies classes and may be taken as either


You may also be interested in: Criminal Justice, History, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Social Science, Sociology

School of Arts & Sciences

Social Science Department

Dr. Ree Wells-Lewis
Social Sciences Department Chair
Webster Hall 245
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9565