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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Institute for Effective Education 964
Engineering Transfer 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
French 420
Geology 460
German 470
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
International Studies 549
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
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Minor Requirements
General Political Science
International Politics
Legal Studies Minor
Public Administration and Government Service
Government Service Internship Advising
National Security Studies Certificate
Digital Politics Certificate
American Politics and Public Policy
International Politics
Political Theory and Methodology
Departmental Honors Program
Prelaw Advising
B.A./J.D. Dual-Degree Program
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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program (B.A./M.P.A.)
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Internships in B.A./M.P.A. Program
Teacher Certification in Political Science
Political Science Society
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies 975
Women's and Gender Studies 988
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Spanish 940)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Legal Studies Minor  

Legal Studies Minor

Law is the cornerstone of our political, social, and economic systems and the knowledge of law is essential in a broad variety of professional areas. The principal mission of the legal studies minor (LSM) is to provide core academic preparation for students who are considering careers and/or graduate programs in which knowledge of law is a distinct advantage. There are multiple professional paths for legal studies minors; these include the fields of law, government and politics, criminal justice, business administration, as well as advocacy, nonprofit, and community organizations.

Program Benefits

To provide students with an introduction to law and enhance one's preparation for a law-related graduate program and/or career.

Course Requirements
All students must take the two (2) courses listed below:

790:106 Introduction to Law and Legal Studies
790:215 Introduction to American Politics

Elective Requirements
Students must take four elective courses (12 credits, no more than 6 credits from the same department)

Political Science

50:790:323 The Legislative Process
50:790:343 Administrative Law and Public Policy
50:790:381 Judicial Process
50:790:387 International Law and International Organization
50:790:401 American Constitutional Development
50:790:403 The Constitution and Criminal Law
50:790:409 Law and American Civilization
50:790:414 The Supreme Court as a Political Institution
50:790:426 Civil Liberties in Times of Emergency
50:790:442 Human Freedoms and the Constitution

Criminal Justice

50:202:201 Criminal Justice in America
50:202:204 Courts and Criminal Law
50:202:329 Law and Society
50:202:449 Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice


50:730:201 Symbolic Logic
50:730:226 Ethics
50:730:258 Philosophy of Law
50:730:342 Political Philosophy


Professor Woj Wolfe ( chair of the Rutgers-Camden Political Science Department.
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