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Jurisprudence, Law and Society

Contemplating law school, or a career in politics? In our program, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of how the law functions while also improving your critical-thinking skills. Your studies will culminate in a major research project to help you prepare for your professional career after graduation.

Career Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Politician
  • Public Policy Maker
  • Legal Policy Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Researcher
  • Policy Coordinator

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Jurisprudence, Law and Society

The Jurisprudence, Law and Society major is an interdisciplinary major creating leaders in law and legal policy.  Preparation is directed to law school and related fields. Admissions are selective. A Pre-Law Studies minor is also available for students who wish to prepare for law school by combining law-related study with coursework drawn from other academic disciplines.

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BA in Jurisprudence, Law and Society (Combined BA/MA Law and Governance)

Undergraduate students with a major in either Political Science or Jurisprudence, Law and Society and are interested in the combined BA/MA program can take four master’s-level courses within the MA in Law and Governance program during their senior year.

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