Law (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

Students interested in the area of law may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Law.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
CRJ 260Criminal Law3
CRJ 410Criminal Procedure3
GBA 211Business Law I3
GBA 311Business Law II3
LAT 101Introduction to Law3
LAT 115Paralegal Studies3
LAT 220Legal Research3
LAT 225Litigation3
LAT 250Legal Computer Applications3
LAT 310Legal Drafting3
LAT 335Interpersonal Conflict Resolution3
LAT 400Advanced Legal Research3
LAT 420Civil Rights Law3
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 232 Business Ethics
PSC 110American State and Local Government3
PSC 210Comparative Political Systems3
Applied Learning Experience Requirement (3 credit hours from one of the following. Additional hours may be used as Restricted Electives)
Practicum I
Independent Research/Project
Independent Research/Project
Independent Research/Project
Choice of a second major, minor, approved certification or twelve (12) credit hours of restricted electives from the following: 12
U.S. Constitutional History
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Law
Study Away in Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Domestic Relations
Introduction to Philosophy
Reasoning and Argumentation
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies
Interest Group Politics
International Organizations
American Political Controversies
Law and Politics
Peace and Justice in Post-Conflict Societies
Restricted electives may also be met with credit from an approved 3+3 law school program or with approved undergraduate credit from a foreign university.

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. No more than 2 courses with a grade of D permitted in major and concentration coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at lease 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.