Legal Studies Courses

This concentration is in collaboration with New Century College and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Core Requirements

  • BAS 300 – Building Professional Competencies (3 credits)
  • BAS 490 – Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • BAS 491 – Applied Sciences Capstone

Concentration Requirements

The following three courses (9 credit hours) are required:

  • BULE 302 – Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • GOVT 301 – Public Law and the Judicial Process (3 credits)
  • PHIL 311 – Philosophy of Law (3 credits)
    Choose one of the following courses (3 credits)
  • GOVT 422 – Constitutional Interpretation (3 credits)
  • GOVT 423 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3 credits)
    Choose 15 credit hours from the following:
  • COMM 475 – Journalism Law (3 credits)
  • GOVT 307 – Legislative Behavior  (3 credits)
  • GOVT 420 –  American Political Thought (3 credits)
  • GOVT 446 – International Law and Organization (3 credits)
  • GOVT 452 – Administrative Law and Procedures (3 credits)
  • NCLC 304 – Social Movements and Community Activism (4 credits)
  • NCLC 305 – Conflict Resolution and Transformation (6 credits)
  • NCLC 362 – Social Justice and Human Rights (3 credits)
  • SOCI 301 – Criminology (3 credits)
  • SOCI 302 – Sociology of Delinquency (3 credits)
  • SOCI 471 – Prevention and Deterrence of Crime (3 credits)
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Please note: Prior to registering, please verify if there are prerequisites for the course. You may consult with your adviser or visit the course catalog for more information.

Electives (variable)

All BAS students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework. Students will work with their advisor to determine how to fulfill their outstanding credit hours to ensure they have met all major and university requirements.  The number of elective credits that a BAS student may have available will vary by concentration and the amount of applicable transfer coursework the student has been awarded. For advising, please consult with Kelly Dunne at (kdunne@gmu.edu) for more information.

Important Dates