Double Major in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

This double major program combines the core of the criminal justice and legal studies degrees, making it an optimal choice for students interested in either criminal prosecution or defense and for criminal justice students who want to learn more about the legal profession. Students will become well-versed in both fields and highly-valued job candidates as they attend courses such as criminal law, corrections and punishment, American criminal courts, legal research and theory, business law, and moot court. 

This program is offered only on SEU’s Lakeland campus.

This double-major degree allows students to graduate on time, while still gaining an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice and legal studies fields.

Program Details

33 hours of criminal justice core
33 hours of legal studies core
55 hours of general education

Total credit hours — 121

Criminal Justice Core


Criminal Justice System

Sociology of Policing

Criminal Law

Research in Criminal Justice

Juvenile Delinquency

American Criminal Courts

Corrections and Punishment

Theory and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Senior Seminar

Criminal Justice Elective


Legal Studies Core

Business Law I and II

Legal Terminology and the Litigation Process

Introduction to Legal Theory

Law School Preparatory Course

Legal Research and Writing

Legal Drafting

Moot Court

Advanced Legal Research and Theory

Pre-Law Internship

United States Constitution