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Exploring the Law

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

If you are interested in law or preparing for law school, consider pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Exploring the Law. This program gives students hands-on experience for a career involving law through a diverse set of course requirements. Exploring the law fosters critical thinking and exploration through all aspects of law. Students gain a wider understanding of the subject through classes in logic, philosophy, criminology, and ethics to ensure that this certificate complements their undergraduate experience and future career goals. 

    • POLI 130: Exploring the Law
    • POLI 225: American Legal Process
    • PHIL 101: Introduction to Logic
    • PHIL 360: Philosophy of Law
    • PSYC 240: Psychology and the Law
    • ENG 241: Introduction to Professional Writing
    • CRIS 207: Polite Functions
    • CRIS 230: Criminology
    • CRJS310: Constitutional Law in Criminal Procedure
    • CRJS 322: Legal Research & Writing
    • CRJS 343: Criminal Justice Ethics
    • COM 311: Communication Law and Ethics

    To be admitted into a Post-Baccalaureate program, students shall have the following at the time of enrollment:

    • Completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent
    • Earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours attempted across all academic institutions

    The following materials are required to apply:

    • A completed free online application
    • Official transcript showing a bachelor's degree or higher conferred from a federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent

    After submitting your application, official college transcripts are sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

    Mercyhurst University
    Attn: Paul Hirsch
    501 E 38th St
    Erie, PA 16546

    Applications for Post-Baccalaureate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions regarding your acceptance. Students in Post-Baccalaureate programs are not eligible for GA/GE positions or academic/merit-based scholarships.