Minors & Certificates
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.
Students are required to complete a Minimum of 18 credit hours for the certificate.
|POL1090||Law, Politics, and Society||3|
|LAW2001||Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession||3|
Students will complete at least one course from the Political Science Grouping
|3 - 12|
Students may complete 0-9 hours from the Interdisciplinary Pathways Grouping
|0 - 9|
Students may choose up to complete 0-9 credits from this pathway.
|BLAW2080||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|AEEM6067||Entrepreneurship and Technology Law||3|
|CM2001||Construction Documents, Law & Project Delivery Systems||3|
|EVST6002||Global Biodiversity: Law and Policy||3|
|HIST4002||From Natural Law to Human Rights?||3|
|EVST6001||Global Environmental Law and Policy||3|
|JZST6062||Music Business II||3|
|PHIL3005||Philosophy of Law||3|
|MLTI2031||American Constitutional Landmarks||2 - 4|
|OLHR2070||Organizational Leadership and the Law||3|
|BLAW4045||Global Legal Environment||3|
|BLAW4035||Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship||3|
|WGS3050||Women, Gender, and the Law||3|
|WGS2039||Introduction to Justice, Gender, and the Law||3|
|JOUR2020||Media Law & Ethics||3|
|MLTI3050||Mock Trial Internship||1 - 3|
|MLTI2030||Disability Rights Law||1 - 5|
|HIST3102||Great Trials in History||3|
|WGS4040||International Women's Human Rights||3|
|HIST3042||Rulers, Rebels, & Rights: Early Modern Britain, 1485-1689||3|
|INT3001||Academic Internships for Multidisciplines - Semester 1||1 - 12|
While INT3001 may be completed for up to 12 hours, only 3 hours will be allowed to count for the Legal Studies Certificate.
Political Science Pathway
Students must complete one course from this Pathway, but may choose from 3-12 hours.
|POL3022||Constitutional Law: Civil Rights + Liberties||3|
|POL2089||International Human Rights||3|
|POL2021||American Courts + Judicial Process||3|
|POL3021||Constitutional Law: Federal System||3|
|POL2087||Cooperation in International Relations||3|
|POL2088||International Law and Organization||3|
|POL2097||International Institutions: Responding to Global Threats||3 - 5|
|POL2022||The Politics of Law and Religion in the United States||3|
|POL3089||Ethics, Violence, and War||3|
|POL3032||Global Environmental Law and Policy||3|
|POL3033||Global Biodiversity: Law and Policy||3|
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.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Legal Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-2303