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Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society

Leadership in Public Service

A Law and Society degree provides:
  • An interdisciplinary liberal arts education in focused on the relationship between societal issues, the law, and government.
  • Preparation for careers in public service.
  • Exposure to relevant topics in government, criminal justice, history, political theory, sociology, economics, philosophy and psychology.
  • Preparation for the pursuit of graduate studies in related fields.

Students who earn four-year degrees at Armstrong State University in Law and Society will be able to understand complex issues that affect American society, how those issues relate to the Constitution, and how the various levels of government manage those issues responsibly.

Career Opportunities

Law and Society prepares graduates for careers in public service at the local, state or federal level; non-profit public assistance organizations; graduate studies in the social sciences, or law school. As an interdisciplinary program, the Law and Society major, with its exposure to a broad range of knowledge, is attractive to a variety of prospective employers in both the public and private sectors, and provides the graduate with the flexibility to pursue any number of career options including the following (note: some may require higher education).
  • Crime statistician
  • Community relations officer
  • Federal agent
  • Fingerprint examiner
  • Immigration officer
  • Lawyer
  • Mediation specialist
  • Non-profit worker
  • Paralegal
  • Research assistant
  • Probation officer
  • Police officer
  • Teacher
  • Youth counselor
  • Arbitrator

As our modern, highly diverse society continues to grow and mature, government agencies and non-profit organizations will seek graduates who are educated in the issues, good or otherwise, that affect American life, but who also understand the process of working within organizations that are governed by an array of laws, rules, and regulations. The ability to understand clearly the nexus between these problems and protocol is the essence of a degree in Law and Society. For those who are considering post-baccalaureate graduate education, this degree will prepare the student for studies in any of the sub-disciplines that compose the Law and Society program.

Program Features

This innovative academic program is one of very few in the Southeast United States. As a multi-disciplinary academic program students may choose from a broad array of courses in the social sciences. Students graduating with a major in Law and Society have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in some of the nation's most prestigious universities. The faculty is nationally acclaimed and includes professors from the disciplines of Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Gender and Women's Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.

Course of Study

The B.A. in Law and Society consists of academic tracks in government and judicial studies, human behavior and law, as well as social theory and philosophy. The B.A. in Law and Society consists of 123 hours of course work including 60 hours of general education requirements.

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