Program Overview

With a bachelor’s of arts in Law and Society, you can work for law enforcement agencies, labor organizations, law offices or insurance carriers. In the Law and Society program you will be introduced to the law, legal principals, legal systems and processes in the United States. This bachelor's degree is ideal for individuals who have an interest in law enforcement, court services, or public service, or for those looking to enter pre-law or go on to law school. As a law and society student, your core course work will include legal brief writing, the philosophy of law and legal ethics. You will be presented with the skills to critically analyze arguments in order to detect careless language use and fallacies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant university founded in 1855 as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Today, it is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses, awarding bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, post master's certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and its World Campus houses distance education programs. Penn State’s mission is “Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions”. 

    There are 14 academic colleges within Pennsylvania State University and each offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees on multiple campuses and online.

    • College of Agricultural Sciences
    • College of Arts and Architecture
    • Smeal College of Business
    • College of Communications
    • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Information Sciences and Technology
    • College of the Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing
    • Eberly College of Science

     

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