Legal Studies


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Law, Crime and Social Justice Department and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

The minor in legal studies is appropriate for students who are pursuing a career that has a significant connection to law and legal matters and who wish to deepen their understanding of the legal system. The legal studies minor will complement the skills gained in a student's major discipline by including the study of the origins and sources of law accompanied by practical assignments including legal research, legal reasoning and legal writing.

The legal studies minor is not intended to prepare students to work as paralegals or legal assistants. Students intending to work as paralegals or legal assistants should choose the paralegal certificate or BA in legal studies.

Please note only the paralegal certificate and the BA in legal studies are approved by the American Bar Association.

Required Courses

  • LEGL courses (18 hours)