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Legal Studies Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Offered on campus

Study Law in Downtown Pittsburgh

Our legal studies major 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.

Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies and then go on to pursue law school or a career as a legal assistant or law enforcement agent.

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Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in our legal studies major.

Courses include:

  • Law and Society
  • Trial Law and Procedure
  • Principles of Criminal Justice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Communication Law
  • Labor Management Relations in Government
  • Seminar in History and Political Science

Career Options

With a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies, you can pursue graduate school or a variety of career opportunities, such as:

  • Legal assistant
  • Law enforcement agent
  • Law clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Program director
  • Politician