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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The study of law and justice is built on a long and diverse heritage, deeply rooted in the study of the humanities. Law is central to everything we do in life, and in many ways it defines who we are as a people. In keeping with the Jesuit tradition, the goal of this program is to encourage a sustained reflection on fundamental values.

This interdisciplinary minor program allows students the freedom to sample from a wide variety of courses to pursue specific interests within the organizing framework of the law.

The Legal Studies minor requires students to take seven courses, spread across at least two colleges and three departments. No more than two courses may come from the same department. Students may not use a course from their major to fulfill a minor requirement.

Minor Requirements

The Legal Studies minor requires the following 21 credit hours:

College of Business

  • LGST B200 Business Law I
  • LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
  • LGST B310 Law for International Business
  • ECON B330 Law and Economics

College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

Languages and Cultures

  • CLHU U238 Justice in Greek Literature


  • ENGL V234 Literature and Justice


  • HIST A230 U.S. Legal History I
  • HIST A231 U.S. Legal History II
  • HIST A232 American Trials
  • HIST A305 Medieval Crime and Community


  • PHIL A225 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL V234 Medical Ethics

Religious Studies

  • RELS A400 Theology of Vatican II
  • RELS U396 Law: Ancient World
  • RELS V344 Social Policy and the Christian

College of Music and Fine Arts

Music Industries

  • MUIN M205 Legal Issues in the Music Industry

College of Social Sciences

Mass Communication

  • CMMN A355 Covering the Courts
  • CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communication
  • CMMN A451 Media and American Courts

Criminal Justice

  • CRJU C105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJU C110 Criminology: Fundamentals
  • CRJU C313 Criminal Evidence
  • CRJU C345 Seminar: Constitutional Law
  • CRJU C380 Ethics and Politics of Criminal Justice
  • CRJU C405 Criminal Law
  • CRJU C430 Legal Research and Writing

Political Science

  • POLS A212 The Legislative Process
  • POLS A218 Courts/Judges/Politics
  • POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
  • POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
  • POLS A340 Law among Nations
  • POLS X252 The Bill of Rights


  • SOCI A215 Criminal Behavior
  • SOCI A216 Law and Social Control
  • SOCI A333 Correctional Institutions
  • SOCI A416 Gender, Law, and Social Control
  • SOCI X252 Violence and Society
Total 21 hrs.

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