Undergraduate Certificate - Lawmaking and Legal Processes

Minimum Total for Graduation: 15-18 hours
Degree: Certificate

This 15-18 credit hour certificate is designed for students of any major and non-degree students who seek to understand the ways laws are developed, interpreted and implemented in the United States, along with the skills needed to participate in these processes.​

Program Requirements:

​Required Courses (12 hours)
PSC 105 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 320 - The American Legislative Process 3(3-0)
PSC 321 - The American Chief Executive 3(3-0)
PSC 322 - Judicial Process and Politics 3(3-0)

Electives (3-6 hours)
Select hours from the following:

BLR 202 - Legal Environment of Business 3(3-0)
BLR 410 - Regulatory Law 3(3-0)
PAD 313 - Public Budgeting Processes 3(3-0)
PAD 411 - Public Sector Human Resources 3(3-0)
PSC 125 - African-American Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 261 - State and Local Government 3(3-0)
PSC 301 - Law and Policy in Michigan State Government 3(3-0)
PSC 323 - American Parties and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 325/SOC 345/PHL 345/REL 345 - The Civil Rights Movement 3(3-0)
PSC 326/WGS 326 - Women and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 327 - Lobbying and Interest Group Behavior 3(3-0)
PSC 328 - Campaigns and Elections 3(3-0)
PSC 421 - Constitutional Law: Powers of Government 3(3-0)
PSC 422 - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties 3(3-0)
PSC 453 - American Foreign Policy 3(3-0)
PSC 514 - American Public Policy Making 3(3-0)
PSC 516 - Environmental Politics and Policy 3(3-0)
PSC 520 - American National Government and Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 522 - Regulatory Processes and Administrative Law 3(3-0)

Total: 15-18 semester hours​