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What You'll Study

  • MGT 2410: Business Law I (3 hours)
  • COM 2200: Persuasion OR COM 2020: Argumentation & Debate (3 hours)
  • LGS 3130: Legal Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • PHI 3430: Philosophy of Law OR PHI 3440: Social & Political Philosophy (3 hours)
  • MGT 3230: Business Ethics: (3 hours)
  • MGT 4310: Negotiation: (3 hours)
  • LGS 4010: Legal Writing (3 hours)
  • MGT 4220: Business Law II (3 hours)

MAJOR ELECTIVES (Choose two courses from the following)

  • MBU 2520: Copyright Law
  • CEI 4360: Entertainment Law & Licensing
  • MBU 3550: Music Industry Contract Law
  • PSC 4320: International law
  • PUB 2500: Copyright & Publishing Law
  • MDS 4100: Communication Law
  • SOC 3700: Criminal Justice
  • SOC 2450: Law & Society
  • REL 3540: Eco-Justice & Faith
  • REL 3510: Poverty & Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Total Credits Needed for Graduation: 128
Breakdown of Credits:
  • Legal Studies Major Courses: 33 credit hours
  • BELL Core/General Education: 53 credit hours (minimum)
  • General Electives: 42 credit hours
  • Students who earn a degree at Belmont must take their last 32 hours of credit at Belmont. 64 hours must have been earned from a senior college or university.

BELL Core/General Education Courses

Part 1 BELL Core: Signature Courses (for all students pursuing Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies)
  • BEL 1015: First Year Seminar (3 hours) **
  • Interdisciplinary Learning Community: (one course)
  • Junior Cornerstone: (0 or 3 hours - hours may be combined in another category) **
  • ENG 1010: First Year Writing (3 hours)
  • ENG 3010: Third Year Writing (3 hours) **
  • Religion: (6 hours either Path A or Path B)
** Non-transferable courses/must be taken at Belmont
Part 2 BELL Core: Foundation Courses: You will only take courses for one degree path listed below (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), but not both

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Relations Management
Part 3 BELL Core: Degree Cognates: You will only take courses for one degree path listed below (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), but not both

According to the academic catalog, students should choose Degree Cognates in a different subject than the courses applying to the Foundations Courses (choose from 2 different prefixes).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Legal Studies
  • Social Sciences: ECO 2220: Microeconomics AND ECO 2210: Macroeconomics (6 hours)
  • Humanities: PHI 1520: Ethics (3 Hours)
  • Mathematics: (3 hours)
  • Science: (3 hours)