College of Education and Public Policy

Legal Studies Major

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree program begins with a core of courses in public affairs and general education. Introductory courses in the four instructional areas of criminal justice, the environment, health services, and public affairs are included, as well as classes in public sector management, finance, and budgeting. You then choose a major from the following: criminal justice, environmental policy, health services administration, legal studies and public management.

Legal Studies courses and requirements
BSPA requirements for IPFW students admitted prior to Fall 2013

Legal Studies tentative course schedule

Photo of Dr. Ziegler engaging with his class.Dr. Ziegler enjoys challenging students to think critically about the legal system.

Student Testimonial

“The public policy department for me was an easy decision. I knew that I wanted to become a lawyer and although, I could get an undergraduate degree in anything that I wanted, building a strong foundation with the concentrated legal studies degree seemed the most logical. However, what I did not know is that the overall degree would really drive me into the public sector and make me passionate about the work that I will be doing.”

Jessica Davis, Public Policy Legal Studies and Political Science, Class of 2014


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