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Lawmaking and Legal Processes
Undergraduate Certificate

Program Overview

Explore how laws are created, interpreted and enforced. A certificate in lawmaking and legal processes from CMU prepares you to play an active part in the American legal system and any business or organization affected by those legal processes.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 15 - 18

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

This certificate will help you understand the ways laws are developed, interpreted and implemented in the United States, along with the skills needed to participate in these processes.

Program Highlights

As a student in our lawmaking and legal processes program, you can:

  • Customize your education with courses such as Regulatory Law, African-American Politics, Campaigns and Elections, and American Foreign Policy.
  • Join the Mock Trial Association, Model United Nations, our pre-law fraternity or another of our many student organizations.
  • Choose from 150 study abroad programs in more than 50 countries.
  • Build critical skills and prepare to participate in the legal system.

Careers & Outcomes

A deep understanding of lawmaking and legal processes is a valuable asset in the job market. You’ll be well prepared for a career in law, business, advocacy, politics, government and beyond.

Career Projected Salary
Director of Government Affairs $74,216
Public Affairs Manager $75,151
City/Town Administrator $98,980

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