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Academic Credentials

The Department of Political Science with Program in Legal Studies offers a variety of academic programs and credentials to broaden your education. Use the menu to explore the requirements for the Legal Studies Major. Based on your areas of interest and career goals, you may be interested in learning about the Honors Program, the International Relations Certificate, or an array of Letters of Specialization. The Accelerated Master's Program offers students an opportunity to graduate in five years with both the bachelor's and master's degrees. 

Legal Studies is part of the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Through this program, undergraduate students from the six New England states who are enrolled in Legal Studies as their primary major may be eligible for a tuition reduction.