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Law and Society, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
With a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from Penn State World Campus, you will not only learn about the law, legal principles, and legal systems and processes in the United States, but you can also become skillful in logic, rhetoric, research and legal writing. 
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Overview

These versatile skills gained during Law and Society from Penn State World Campus can help you develop your legal or law enforcement career in a variety of organizations including nonprofit organizations, regulatory agencies, small businesses, public offices, or even the military. Law and Society majors analyze legal practices and envision social justice.

Careers

With a bachelor's degree in law and society you can work as a:

  • legal assistant
  • arbitrator
  • mediator
  • conciliator
  • contract negotiator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Civilization to 1877
  • American Civilization Since 1877
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • History of Work in America
  • Rights in America
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Law and Society
  • The American Legal Process
  • Rhetoric and Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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