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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.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong Professor Named to University System of Georgia College 2025 Initiative Working Group

(August 18, 2017) – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Communications and African-American Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., to the College 2025 Initiative working group. The group aims to produce more college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin on Sept. 1

(August 16, 2017)–Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin, “What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population?” Dr. Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland and how restructured government policies can minimize unintended environmental impacts. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Maxine Bryant to Speak at Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

(July 14, 2017) – Armstrong State University Lecturer of Criminal Justice Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at the 2017 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Justice and Resistance in Athens, Ga. on Nov. 11. 

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

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