College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

B.A. Political Science, Option in Legal Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Option in Legal Studies, is an excellent choice for a liberal arts education with an emphasis on writing skills and analytical thinking. Graduates from this major are well suited for a variety of career options. Our graduates are members of Congress and the state legislature; city and county managers; lawyers and judges; law enforcement and correctional officers; lobbyists and campaign consultants; diplomats and international business executives; and teachers and college professors, among many other careers.

Students in the Legal Studies option have extensive opportunities for internships. The largest is our Community Legal Information Center, where over 100 students a semester provide free legal information to fellow students and members of the community. Students also have opportunities in local government and law enforcement agencies, at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.