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    Jan 29, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Legal Studies (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology , School of Public Affairs .

Admission to the Program


New first-year and transfer students are admitted through the Office of Admissions. Current students who wish to transfer into the department or develop a double major should have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher and the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 36 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements


Law and Public Affairs (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Combined Legal Studies (BA) and Justice, Law and Criminology (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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