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Law and Society, B.A.

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Online
Many occupations today require at least some legal knowledge and notion of the law. With a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, 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. 

Overview

Why Law and Society at Penn State?

Applicable course work — As a law and society student, your 15 credits of core course work will include legal brief writing and the philosophy of law and legal ethics. Throughout your studies, you can develop skills to critically analyze arguments and detect careless language use and fallacies.

Immediate results — While earning your bachelor's degree online, you can enhance your resume by acquiring a professional certificate or an associate degree. For example, both the Certificate in Organizational Communication and the Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences include many of the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. You may be able to apply some credits toward a bachelor’s degree while also reaching these notable milestones along the way.

Who Should Apply?

The bachelor's degree in law and society might be a good choice if you:

  • are not a lawyer but work with legal issues in human resources, affirmative action, law enforcement, child and family services, government, education, communication, technology, or health care
  • have an associate degree in areas such as law enforcement, legal studies, or law and society
  • want a baccalaureate degree focused on law, as opposed to related fields such as criminal justice and political science
  • are a law enforcement and corrections officer, community service professional, or member of the armed services and want to enroll in a degree-completion program
  • own your own business and often must handle legal matters such as contracts or permits
  • plan to attend law school after earning a baccalaureate degree

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Civilization to 1877
  • American Civilization Since 1877
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Introduction to American National Government

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

    • All documents should be submitted in the original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal English translation.
    • All documents must be in paper form; electronic copies are not considered official and will therefore not be accepted.
    • All documents submitted for review must be official, that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by the examining board. A "certified" copy is one that bears an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal, or signature/seal of the examining board. Uncertified or notarized copies are not acceptable.

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

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

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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