The legal studies program is geared toward traditional and transfer students who bring a wide range of credits to Point Park. It provides a cosmopolitan, liberal arts background focused on critical thinking, logical argumentation, the interpretation of complex issues and the fundamental principles that animate the life of a democratic society. Students attend classes taught by judges, attorneys and government officials and have the opportunity to walk to the courthouse to observe civil and criminal proceedings in progress.
Use your associate degree to earn a B.A. and then go on to pursue law school or a career as a legal assistant or law enforcement agent. For the transfer student, the program leading to a B.A. degree with a major in legal studies is designed for students with associate degrees in paralegal studies, criminology and law enforcement.
The legal studies program offers Bachelor of Arts degree in the following two formats:
- Bachelor of Arts (traditional)
- Bachelor of Arts (capstone) - Designed to meet the needs of students with associate degrees in paralegal studies, criminology, law enforcement and other fields.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the legal studies program include:
- Law and Society
- Trial Law and Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- International Law
- Labor Management Relations in Government
For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions and the links at the top of the page.
With a degree in legal studies, you can pursue graduate school or a variety of career opportunities, such as:
- Legal Assistant
- Law enforcement agent
- Law clerk
- Program Director