Political Science: Legal Studies Track

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Political Science Major

  • The following are prerequisites for other political science courses for a department major.
American Government And Politics
Political Science Research Methods 1

B.A., Political Science: Legal Studies track requirements: 40 Credits

Required PLS Major Courses
PLS 121American Government And Politics3
PLS 215Political Science Research Methods 13
PLS 310Political Science Research Methods 24
PLS 591Senior Research Seminar In Political Science 13
Legal Studies Track Courses
PLS 320Judicial Process3
PLS 337Constitutional Law3
PLS 390Philosophy of Law3
PLS 537International Law3
Three credits in either International Relations or Comparative Politics subfield.3
Select six credits in either American Government/Politics or Public Policy/Law subfield.6
Students will select 6 credits from the following:6
(Note: PLS 483 is strongly urged for students pursuing the PLS Legal Studies track.)
Legal Environment of Business
Business Law
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Law of Mass Communication
Constitutional Issues
Psychology and the Law
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Law and Society
Total Credits40