BS in Legal Studies

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum – 56 hours

Christian Literacy – 18 hours

Lower Level Courses – 12 hours

  • BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I – 3 hours
  • BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II – 3 hours
  • BI 2318 Understanding the Bible – 3 hours
  • BI 2319 Christian Ethics – 3 hours

Upper Level Courses – 6 hours

  • BI 3311 Marriage and Family – 3 hours
  • BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage – 3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 9 hours

  • HU 2315 Western Tradition I – 3 hours
  • HU 2325 Western Tradition II – 3 hours
  • HY 2320 American Heritage – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – 7 hours

Mathematics – 3 hours

MH 1338 Finite Mathematics or higher – 3 hours

Science (one course from the following list plus lab) – 4 hours

  • PHY 1304 Principles of Physical Science or higher
  • CHM 1300 Chemistry and Society or higher
  • BIO 1300 Introduction to Biology or higher

Information and Communication Literacy – 15  hours

Composition and Literature – 9 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • EH 2301, EH 2302 or EH 2304 – 3 hours

Communication – 3 hours

EH 1303 Speech Communication – 3 hours

Technology  – 3 hours

  • CS 1302 Computer Applications

Personal and Social Literacy – 7 hours

Personal – 4 hours

  • FE 1111 Freshman Experience – 1 hour
  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours

Social Science – 3 hours

  • CJ 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3 hours

Major Field Requirements – 46 hours

Legal Studies Requirements – 37 hours

  • LS 1300 Introduction to Paralegalism I – 3 hours
  • LS 1310 Intro to Legal Research & Writing – 3 hours
  • LS 1320 Law Office Management – 3 hours
  • LS 2304 Paralegal Ethics – 3 hours
  • LS 2370 Tort Law – 3 hours
  • LS 2190/4190 Paralegal Portfolio – 1 hour
  • LS 3340 Principles of Litigation – 3 hours
  • LS 3341 Evidence for Paralegals – 3 hours
  • LS 3350 Advanced Legal Writing – 3 hours
  • LS 4350 Directed Study – 3 hours
  • LS 4360 Internship – 3 hours
  • CJ 3305 Constitutional Law – 3 hours
  • CJ 4303 Interview and Interrogation – 3 hours

 Choose three of the following – 9 hours

  • BCJ/CJ 3301 Criminology – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 3306 Private Security – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 3308 Terrorism – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 3312 CJ & the Web – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 4301 Criminalistics – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 4302 Courts – 3 hours
  • BCJ /CJ 4304 CJ Ethics – 3 hours
  • BCJ/CJ 4306 Criminal Behavior Analysis – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3302 Community Relations – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3304 Juvenile Justice – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3310 Corrections – 3 hours
  • BCJ 3313 Cultural Diversity – 3 hours

Electives (12 hours must be Upper Level Courses) – 18 hours

Total Hours – 120 hours