Law and Society BA

Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society

Majoring in Law and Society provides you with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education focused on the relationship between societal issues, law and government, which will prepare you for a career in public service. By pursuing this Bachelor of Arts degree, you will come to understand the complex issues that affect American society and how they relate to the Constitution, as well as how various levels of government manage these issues responsibly. The Law and Society program is designed to develop sound individuals who understand the issues that affect American life. Within this degree, you can choose to enter either the government and judicial studies, human behavior and law or social theory and philosophy track.  

Industry Highlights

Pursuing a degree in Law and Society is an ideal major for those interested in the practices of institutions meant to create justice, law, human and civil rights, and related social structures.

Career Opportunities

  • Crime Statistician
  • Community Relations
  • Federal Agent
  • Police Officer
  • Nonprofit Worker
  • Paralegal
  • Research Assistant
  • Youth Counselor
  • Arbitrator

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of this program because it is one of the few offered in the Southeast, along with nationally acclaimed faculty that help guide them to success in the field.


Read More Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Lara Wessel and Dr. Nicholas Mangee on Oct. 27

Armstrong will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong State University Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ogeechee Technical College

(August 3, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Ogeechee Technical College, located in Statesboro, Ga., on August 2, bridging the institution’s programs in Criminal Justice and Information Technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

Read More Political Science Professor Appointed to Greater Savannah International Alliance

(July 6, 2016) – The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Political Science Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, da Cruz will contribute his knowledge of international relations and politics, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.

Read More Armstrong English Professor Selected to Attend the Ernest J. Gaines Summer Scholar Institute

(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.

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