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Law & Legal Studies

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Our criminal justice program will expose you to relevant social, political, economic, and philosophical issues confronting the justice system both within the U.S. and in other countries.

The law and legal studies minor will offer you, a student interested in pursuing a law degree or career in the legal system, a focused study of the legal system through study of types of law, legal procedure, courts and legal systems juries, legal theory, and field placement/internship. The minor also responds to student and practitioner expectations related to knowledge and skill sets to better prepare you for law school or a career path in the legal system.

Criminal justice degree options at Minot State:
Bachelor of Science (BS) with a Major in Criminal Justice
Minors in:
    Criminal Justice
    Police Management and Investigations
    Law and Legal Studies
    Offenders, Risk Assessment, and Corrections
Concentration in Criminal Justice Research and Policy Evaluation

Required courses
The minor consists of seven courses or 21 semester hours of study:

  • LEGL 322 Criminal Law (3 SH)
  • LEGL 350 Criminal Procedure (3 SH)
  • LEGL 365 Law & Society (3 SH)
  • LEGL 370 Court Processing and Sentencing (3 SH)
  • LEGL 372 Juries (3 SH)
  • LEGL 374 Comparative CJ/Legal Systems (3 SH)
  • CJ 497 Field Experience (3 SH)

Students who are not criminal justice majors are also allowed to complete the minor. Contact the Minot State Department of Criminal Justice to declare a minor.

Program options (Catalog Links)

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Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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