Certificate in Constitutional Studies

The certificate in Constitutional Studies will concentrate on the development of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, their interpretation by judges through judicial decisions, and how the constitutional doctrines of federalism, enumerated powers, separation of powers, and the rule of law apply to the national and state governments. The capstone class, the American Legal System, will then examine broader considerations of how fundamental law has acted to define the powers of government and also sought to limit those powers through the institution of civil rights and civil liberties.

The Certificate in Constitutional Studies is awarded upon graduation and students must have a 3.0 overall Grade Point Average in classwork and complete certificate coursework with a 3.0 average or better. Students must also successfully complete a paper incorporating U.S. Constitutional law in the POLS 4410 capstone class as an assessment of achieving significant knowledge of constitutional law.

For more information on specific classes, see our Constitutional Studies Certificate information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.