The legal studies minor is designed to provide good academic preparation for students interested in law school, as well as graduate programs and careers where the knowledge of law is highly beneficial, such as those in government and politics, business administration, criminal justice, as well as advocacy, non-profit, and community organizations. The minor is open to students from all majors. The courses comprising the minor develop fundamental skills of communication and analysis beneficial in most graduate programs and professional careers, while also introducing the students to our legal system, primary areas of law, and constitutional history.
Nazareth students and alumni who are considering law school or careers in law are encouraged to speak with the Nazareth College pre-law advisor, Dr. Olena M. Prokopovych, who can be contacted by email at email@example.com, by phone at 585-389 2495, or at her office in Golisano Academic Center 458.
The legal studies minor is comprised of seven courses. Students must complete the four required courses listed below and choose three electives. For more information, view program requirements in the course catalog.
Olena Prokopovych, Ph.D.
- PHL 101 - Logic I [PI]
- ENGW 251W - Rhetoric I (or ENGW 252W if majoring in Communication and Rhetoric)
- ENGW 252 - Rhetoric II (prerequisite: ENGW251) or ENGW 254 if majoring in Communication and Rhetoric (prerequisite: ENGW 253W)
- HIS/PSC 308 - U.S. Constitutional History (prerequisite: PI in history and social science)
Electives (choose three)
- COMM 202 - Communication Ethics and Law
- HRM 329 - Labor Relations and Human Resource Management Law (prerequisite: HRM 323 or permission of instructor)
- MGT 302 - Professional Communications, Oral
- MGT 305 - Legal Environment of Business
- MGT 306 - Law for Accountants and Management (prerequisite: MGT 305)
- PSC 341 - Healthcare Politics [PII] (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 342 - U.S. Social Policy in Comparative Perspective [PII] (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 355 - Criminal Trials: History, Contact and Practice (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 356 - Introduction to Law (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 357 - Family Law (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 359 - Environmental Law (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 358 - Civil Rights Law (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 416 - International Law (prerequisite: any PI in social science)
- PSC 418 - Public Administration (prerequisite: PSC 101 or PSC 301)
- PSC 483 - Law Internship (3.0 GPA required)
- SOC 409 - Crime and Justice [PII] (prerequisite: SOC 101)
- SPT 374 - Sport Law (prerequisite: MGT 212, MGT 305)