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Students majoring in Legal Studies acquire a precursory knowledge of the criminal justice system that will enable students to make responsible, informed, and well-reasoned decisions about legal actions, social, and economic implications related to law. This program focuses on application of the law in the areas of Civil Law, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law using both significant historical and modern day cases. Forensics evidence is explored using current law enforcement techniques. This major is valuable to students who will study criminal justice in college and/or pursue a law-related career. Concentrations will include Criminal Justice, Forensics, Pre-law, Paralegal Studies and Law Enforcement.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Science I
  4.  Geography/Civics, Honors Geography/Civics, or AP Geography
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Introduction to Legal Studies
  7. World Language or Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed
  6. Criminal Justice 101 *
  7. Psychology and Sociology
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Science course
  4. US History
  5. World Language
  6. Forensics & Evidence
  7. Criminology 205 *
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Mathematics class
  3. Military History & Elective
  4. Applied Legal Studies
  5. World History (CP or AP)
  6. Contemporary World Views
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

( * Dual enrolled course with Wilmington University)

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

• Psychology (H or AP)
• Jr ROTC
• Computer Science (for Homeland Security)
Select upper level courses at Wilmington University
School of Criminal Justice

Online Courses
• AP Microeconomics 

• AP US Government & Politics

• Anthropology

• Archaeology

• Art in World Cultures

•Biotechnology

• Forensic Science

• History of the Holocaust

• Hospitality and Tourism

• Social Media

•Mythology and Folklore

• Philosophy

•Social Problems

• Peer Counseling