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How to Declare the Legal Studies Major

Legal Studies is an unrestricted major which means a student can declare/change at any time after having an informational meeting with an academic advisor. There are no required prerequisite classes or cumulative GPA required to move into the Legal Studies major.

To schedule an appointment, please use Navigate and the following information:

  • Type of Appointment: Advising
  • Available Office/Dept: Z.Explore How to Declare or Change Major

Major Requirements can be found on the Major webpage or on the Legal Studies Major Checklist.


The Legal Studies Advising Team is always ready to help. Our peer advisors are available by appointment or come in for drop-in hours (no appointment necessary). To meet with an academic advisor, make an appointment in Navigate.