To earn a Certificate in Criminal Law, a student must complete the eighty-six semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and must satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD, a student must complete 9 hours of required courses and 6 hours of elective courses from the listed criminal law courses. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. Criminal Law and Evidence do not count toward the Certificate. Certificate courses may not be audited.
An applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than the 15 hours required for the Certificate, all of the criminal law courses will factor into the final GPA. A student must declare on the Certificate application form all of the criminal law courses taken, even if a grade is not yet known. A student may earn a maximum of one Certificate while enrolled in law school.
- Select six credit hours from the list below: