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Earning a Degree In Criminal Justice

The law and legal studies major focuses on legal issues from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities.

The social sciences include history, criminology, economics, political science, and American government and politics, while the humanities include English language/literature, English composition, and philosophy.

Students who take this major can work in a wide variety of environments, including government, business, the nonprofit sector, or teaching. However to become a licensed to practice law, students must graduate from an accredited graduate law school.

Specializations within the Major
Contracts law
Criminal justice/law enforcement administration
Environmental law
Paralegal/legal assistant
Pre-law studies
Public administration

Required and Elective Courses
Economics and the law
English literature/language
Ethics and the law
History and American history
Logic/rhetorical studies
Philosophy of law

Related Organizations
National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice


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