A bachelor’s degree in law and society provides undergraduate students with a strong background in how law works in practice in public administration, courts, the non-profit sector, policy, policing, and the justice system. Students learn about legal history and legal policy, how law shapes managerial processes, how it shapes government and the system of justice, and how it affects ordinary people in every walk of life.
Graduates of the program will be ready to work in a variety of settings, including criminal justice organizations, non-profits, policy think tanks, and political institutions. There’s significant demand for this type of degree among the region’s police departments.
The law and society program is designed for students who have earned an associate's degree or equivalent hours and are looking to complete the final two years necessary for a bachelor's degree in law and society.
Courses to complete the major and minor are offered at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
For more details on the degree, visit the Edwards Campus' Law and Society web pages.
We also offer a minor in law and society, which examines how law works in practice in public administration, courts, the non-profit sector, policy, policing and the justice system. A minor in law and society could help you pursue a career in nonprofit administration, social work, local and state government or urban planning, among many others.'
Coursework related to the minor is offered at the Edwards Campus and online. The minor requires 18 hours of LWS coursework. Nine of these credits will consist of required core coursework, and the additional nine will consist of elective LWS courses.