The Bachelor of Arts in Law and Government is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree program that fuses Pre-Law, Political Science and Public Administration. It serves as a flagship for these disciplines and is committed to the development of global, regional, and national expertise of the law, government, and public policy.

Students majoring in Law and Government are prepared to pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Federal, State, or Local government;
  • Lobbying on behalf of various interest groups;
  • International Relations;
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections administration;
  • Law Practices/Legal Services;
  • Legislative Assistants;
  • Political Campaigning, Strategy and Operations;
  • Political Party Organizations;
  • Political Writing Services;
  • Poll Surveying and Analysis;
  • Public Planning, Public Policy, Budget Analysis and Public Service in general; and
  • Other areas, i.e. education, journalism, advocacy groups, and non-profit organizations

Graduates are also encouraged to continue their studies in graduate school or law school.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for completion.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Arts in Law and Government (PDF)