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Law, Politics and Society

Samford University

48 months
36724 USD/year
36724 USD/year
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The Law, Politics and Society interdisciplinary major draws on resources from across Samford University’s campus to give you a comprehensive program for studying the law.


The Law, Politics and Society major is based in the Department of Political Science from Samford University, and takes advantage of the department’s substantial offerings and resources in law. It also draws from the disciplines of history, journalism, sociology, philosophy, economics, family studies and communication studies. Because the major was created in consultation with Samford’s Cumberland School of Law, the program also offers the opportunity to work directly with law faculty.

What you'll learn

Law, Politics and Society provides a broad liberal arts education as it focuses on law in all of its diversity–In general areas such as jurisprudence, ethics, legal history, law and economics, criminology, international law, and global human rights, and in specific areas such as media law, family law, Alabama and U.S. constitutions, and legal communication. Combined with internships and extracurricular opportunities, it provides an ideal preparation for students called to a career in law.

Is This Program for Me?

The Law, Politics and Society major is designed for students called to a career in law. Most of our graduates go on to law school, but a few choose paths less directly related to the law. All have the same excellent preparation!

Career Preparation

The Law, Politics and Society courses, personal attention, internships and extracurricular opportunities will give you an excellent foundation for law school and career. As a major, you can take part in our annual Washington Careers trip to explore career opportunities in our nation's capitol.

Career Opportunities

  • Law
  • Government Service
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Business
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power and Politics
  • American Political Institutions
  • State and Local Government
  • International Organization
  • American Political Thought
  • Family Law and Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application
  • $40 application fee
  • Official government documentation (passport, visa)
  • Documentation for financial support (bank statement, minimum balance $42,120)
  • Translated and notarized transcript (if your high school study was done abroad)
  • WES Course by Course Evaluation
  • ECE Course by Course Evaluation
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • English proficiency tests
  • ACT/SAT scores (student may request waiver)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36724 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 36724 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36724 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Homewood

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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