Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS)

Bachelor in Legal Studies Requirements

General Education Requirements: 36 hours/Grade of “C” or better    
  • A. Arts & Humanities: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; 3 hours must be in Art, Music, or Theatre; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
  • B. Natural Science & Mathematics: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline, except in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics where up to 8 hours may be counted if earned in two separate General Education courses..
  • C. Social Sciences: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
University Requirements: 12 hours/Grade of “C” or better    
  • MA 112 Essential Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
  • EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
  • EN 300 Advanced Composition (3)
  • WU 101 The Washburn Experience (3) OR IS100 The College Experience (3) OR HN101 Honors Washburn Experience (3)
Core Bachelor Degree Courses: 31 hours/Grade of "C" or better
  • LG 100 Introduction to Paralegalism (3)
  • LG 150 Computers in the Law Office (3)
  • LG 200 Introduction to Law (3)
  • LG 250 Legal Research (3)
  • LG 300 Legal Writing (3)
  • LG 305 Litigation I (3)
  • LG 310 Interviewing & Investigation (3)
  • LG 405 Litigation II (3)
  • LG 450 Internship (3)
  • LG 495 Legal Studies BLS Capstone (4)
Elective Bachelor Degree Courses: 18 hours from the following/Grade of “C” or better   
  • LG 205 Corporate Law (3)
  • LG 210 Family Law (3)
  • LG 215 Property Law (3)
  • LG 220 Wills & Estate Administration (3)
  • LG 315 Legal Research II (3)
  • LG 320 Elder Law (3)
  • LG 325 Personal Injury Law (3)
  • LG 330 Administrative Law for Paralegals (3)
  • LG 345 Criminal Law & Procedure (3)
  • LG 350 Professional Ethics (3)
  • LG 355 Introduction to Contracts (3)
  • LG 390 Legal Studies Special Topics (1-3)
  • LG 410 Bankruptcy and Collections (3)
Correlate Courses: 15 hours from any of the following/Grade of “C” or better  
  • CM 101 Computer Competency & the Internet
  • CJ 303 Diversity in American Culture
  • CJ 330 Judicial Process
  • CJ 410 Criminal Procedure & Evidence
  • AC 224 Financial Accounting
  • BU 101 Introduction to Business
  • CN 320 Communication in the Legal Process
  • TA 310 Technology & Society
  • PH 107 Critical Reasoning
  • PH 220 Logic
  • PH 315 Philosophy of Law
  • PO 106 Government of the United States
  • PO 107 American, State & Local Government
  • PO 339 Constitutional Law I
  • PO 340 Constitutional Law II
  • MM 300 Mass Media Law


Minor: No minor is required.