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The Legal Studies Certificate is designed to give students a foundation in the skills and concepts that law students and lawyers need. It is not a professional certification to work as a paralegal. Rather, it was created for students interested in attending law school. The Department of Political Science will award the certificate to students who have completed 15 hours of approved course work and maintained a 3.25 in the courses taken for the certificate as well as a 3.0 cumulative UNT GPA. Classes that count toward the student’s major, minor or core requirements may also count toward this certificate.
More program information.
For a full list of accepted coursework and more information on the Legal Studies Certificate at UNT visit the program webpage below.
Legal Studies Certificate Requirements
The Legal Studies Certificate is a 15 hour program. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA in the certificate coursework and a 3.0 UNT GPA. All recipients of the certificate MUST complete one course from each of the following five areas:
- Analytical Reasoning
- Oral and Written Advocacy
- Applied Legal Studies