Aug 11, 2022  

Legal Studies Specialization

The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and those individuals who have an interest in further understanding the role of the legal system within the United States. This course of study will provide students with a well-rounded understanding of legal procedures and how the judicial system operates within the civil and criminal domain.

In order to earn the degree with the specialization in legal studies, a student must successfully complete the five core courses, the three legal studies courses, and two elective courses.

Elective Courses (choose three)

Total Credit Hours: 36


*In the Online Program only, CRJ 530 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration  is a prerequisite for all courses.

**In the Online Program only, CRJ 565 - Leadership Applications in Criminal Justice  has a prerequisite of CRJ 530 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration  .

***CRJ 590 - Applied Project in Criminal Justice Administration  is a pass/fail course and will be offered only three times per year (Fall I, Spring I, and Summer I) over 15 weeks. It will blend all students together regardless of where they have been taking previous courses. This course will not require students to attend University Campus. Contact with the professor will be during scheduled class meetings via a toll-free conference call, VTT (video conferencing), and/or Zoom.