A Dynamic Education for an Evolving World
The minor in legal studies focuses on the constitutional foundations, interpretation, processes, and functions of domestic and international law.
All students have opportunities to
Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2018-2019)
In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits in government with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Two core courses (6 credits)
GOVT 103 – Introduction to American Government (Mason Core)GOVT 301 – Public Law and the Judicial Process
Four elective courses (12 credits) chosen from:
GOVT 480 – Internship (when relevant, may be used to partially meet this requirement with prior written approval of the minor advisor.)GOVT 307 – Legislative BehaviorGOVT 414 – Politics of Race and GenderGOVT 420 – American Political ThoughtGOVT 422 – Constitutional InterpretationGOVT 423 – Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and LibertiesGOVT 446 – International Law and OrganizationGOVT 452 – Administrative Law and ProceduresCRIM 424 – Constitutional Law: Criminal Process and Rights
Total: 18 creditsRequirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.