To earn a Certificate in Criminal Law, a student must complete the 86 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 15 credit hours from the listed criminal law courses, including three required courses.  All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. Criminal Law, Evidence, and Criminal Procedure do not count toward the Certificate credit requirements.

An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.00 GPA requirement for the Certificate. Students may apply for only one Certificate.  

Required Courses

Elective Courses