Legal Studies Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2019
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


The Certificate in Legal Studies provides students interested in pre-law, business, or similar courses of study at four-year institutions with an introduction to advanced research and writing, and a basic understanding of the American Legal System and the Legal Environment of Business. Students will participate in projects that advance their critical thinking skills, research and presentation skills. This Certificate should be attractive to individuals seeking additional legal knowledge to pursue a career in law or business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Utilize critical thinking strategies to analyze legal and business issues.
  2. Conduct research by identifying, synthesizing, and applying appropriate laws to real and hypothetical factual scenarios.
  3. Write clearly and cogently in different professional contexts.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the Legal Environment of Business.
Career Opportunities

Students interested in legal studies can pursue careers in: Business, Border Patrol, Clerk, Claims Agent, Compliance Officer, Courtroom Assistant, Criminal Justice, Human Resources, Insurance Adjuster, Investigator, Law, Legislative Assistant, Management, or Paralegal.

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