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Legal Studies

What is Legal Studies?

Law is an integral part of all facets of our society. Students will benefit from learning about law, the governmental institutions where law is created, the impact of law on our economy and other aspects of our society, and the legal profession. The certificate will be valuable for students who will pursue careers in which knowledge of law will benefit them, such as business, journalism, criminal justice, medicine, engineering, product design, and many other careers.

Further, this certificate program will benefit students considering attending law school.

Students should review and declare the certificate early (2nd or 3rd year) to enable flexibility in scheduling options.

Curriculum Guides

Freshman Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Legal Studies

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

1102 Crosley
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-2303
Andrew Lewis
lewis2a5@ucmail.uc.edu