Department of Political Science

Law and Justice


The law and justice degree is the first of its kind in the state and one of only a handful in the country. The curriculum is designed to better prepare students for law school by using an interdisciplinary approach.


While Law and Justice is designed to prepare students to excel in law school, those considering other graduate programs and non-legal careers can also benefit from many of the skills developed by this interdisciplinary major. From Department of Philosophy courses, students acquire abilities in analytical thinking and argument formulation.  Courses from the School of Communication and Journalism hone student skills in verbal communication.  An understanding of American Legal History results from courses taught by the Department of History.  The Department of Political Science contributes classes that, among other things, develop legal research and writing skills, legal reasoning, and substantive knowledge of several different areas of case law.

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 April Spencer

Dr. Steven P. Brown

Department of Political Science
7006 Haley Center


Last Updated: August 01, 2019