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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies, Undergraduate Minor

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About the Legal Studies Undergraduate Minor Program

The 21-credit-hour minor consists of required courses plus three directed electives. The TTU Pre-Law Program is responsible for certifying completion of the requirements for the minor in conjunction with the standard graduation certification processes used in each college. Students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative Texas Tech GPA to declare, and a grade of C or better is needed to complete minor requirements. In the event an approved course is only offered pass/fail, a grade of pass will fulfill the grade requirement for the minor, per university policy. A minimum of nine credits must be completed in residence at Texas Tech University. Service learning options are valued and recommended where available.

Required Coursework

Students are required to take the following:

Three hours of seminars must be chosen from the following:


* To apply, this course will always require a research-grounded, exam-quality paper that reflects upon the course while synthesizing and communicating the value of the course in facilitating the student’s transition to a school of law. Applies only when taken as entering student; Pre-Law focused work is preferred. Freshmen may also apply BA 1101 , MCOM 1100 , or HUSC 1100 .

Elective Coursework

The remaining 9 credit hours will be divided among the three curricular learning objectives of the minor: social science, communication, and professional practice. Courses required explicitly and without alternative by a student’s declared major may not be used to fulfill elective coursework in the legal studies minor. Appropriate alternative courses will be considered. Students must select one course from each of the following areas:

Social Science


Professional Practice

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