The Certificate in Law and Public Policy

On-Campus and Online Course Overview

The Law and Public Policy certificate provides an in depth analysis of Congress which makes laws, and the judiciary which interprets them. A comprehension of these branches of government requires a thorough understanding of their constitutional foundation, which this track explores by examining the roots of our constitutional rights in England, the innovations explored during the colonial period, the writings of the Founders, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the subsequent usurpation of legislative authority by the judiciary. This certificate also provides an opportunity to analyze from a biblical worldview public policy issues that relate to the law. This certificate is designed to benefit those students who want to expand their knowledge and augment their credentials to legal and political issues.

Potential future positions related to this certificate are:

  • U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives
  • State Senator or State Representative
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Staff (Federal & State)
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Paralegal (requires further schooling)
  • Lawyer building political base for elective office (requires further schooling)

Complete four (4) of the following courses:

GOV 615 Economic Policy 3 Description
GOV 618 Contract Law for Public and Private Institutions 3 Description
GOV 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I 3 Description
GOV 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II 3 Description
GOV 622 Religion & Politics 3 Description
GOV 623 Public Policy Initiatives 3 Description
GOV 628 The Law & Governance of Higher Education 3 Description
GOV 635 Presidential Leadership 3 Description
GOV 636 Congressional Leadership 3 Description
GOV 639 Anglo-American Constitutionalism 3 Description
GOV 651 Biblical Law 3 Description
GOV 655 International & Comparative Human Rights 2-3 Description
GOV 658 American Political Thought 3 Description