Legal Studies : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C in the following: HIS 161 or HIS 162, and PSC 101.

Acceptance Information

Deadlines: Rolling
Number of Accepted Majors (2010-2011): 53
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 105

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Each of the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, a number of interdisciplinary and special-interest courses are offered through the IDP. There are also options to incorporate courses from other areas of the university allowing students to obtain a broad range of skills and education.

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 50-250
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 30-50
Upper level/advanced courses is: 35-45

In the IDP, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

Many courses in the social sciences interdisciplinary program's curricula originate in other departments, where teaching assistants may be assigned instructional or grading duties.

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • HIS 161 U.S. History I or HIS 162 U.S. History II
  • PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
  • PHI 115 Critical Thinking or PHI 215 Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • A statistics course
For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

The IDP faculty, though limited in number, not only teach courses applicable to the program's degree tracks, but are also involved in the advisement of IDP majors, a function that is vitally important for students selecting courses from a number of different departments.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

The interdisciplinary degree programs' concentrations offer an opportunity to focus studies on a particular topic whose breadth and diversity overlap several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

The interdisciplinary degree program in Legal Studies includes an opportunity for practical fieldwork in an internship experience. The primarily academic emphases of the internships notwithstanding, many graduates have found the experience beneficial when seeking employment.

Extracurricular Activities

Complementary Program and Courses

Majors that Complement Legal Studies

Minors that Complement Legal Studies

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:33 EST