Mar 24, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies Minor

The Muma College of Business in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), offers a Legal Studies minor that is open to all USF students regardless of their major. The minor in Legal Studies provides students with real law for the real world. The minor will:

  • Instill in students a strong, pragmatic understanding of legal concepts, public policy, law, and its applications while emphasizing the implications on societies and business;
  • Complement existing CAS and COB majors;
  • Develop students’ ability to recognize legal issues and manage risks;
  • Develop students analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills along with their ethical sensitivity;
  • Develop students’ ability to formulate and advocate positions, and to use those skills to effectively communicate; and
  • Improve students’ leadership skills, social business skills, marketability, and employment prospects

Minor Requirements

The Legal Studies Minor consists of:

Required Courses    6 hours
Elective Courses      9 hours
                Total        15 hours

Total Minor Credit Hours: 15

GPA Requirements

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all of the course work toward the minor.

Grading Requirements

A 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all of the coursework for the minor.

Advising Information

Tampa Campus Location:  BSN 2102
(813) 974-4290 or schedule an advising appointment online at

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (Friday is reserved for walk-in’s only)
Please refer to website for most current office hours and advising availability information:

For questions email
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St Petersburg Campus Location:  DAV 134
Mon-Thu: 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Fri: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
(727) 873-4511

Sarasota Manatee Campus Location:  SMC C107
(941) 359-4330