About Legal Studies

Offering majors in criminal justice and paralegal studies, the Department of Legal Studies provides students with a critical understanding of the total system of justice and the society in which it functions. At the same time, as part of the School of Applied Sciences, the faculty members are committed to preparing students to move successfully into legal studies careers or graduate work as educated and intellectually mature men and women.

An extensive internship program enables students to link classroom learning with practical experience in such key areas as corrections, court and law, law enforcement, private security, probation and parole, research and victim advocacy.