Law & Society Undergraduate Programs overview.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Law and Society
The admissions requirements for the B.A./B.G.S. in Law and Society requires admission to the University of Kansas.
- Apply online
- Submit an official transcript from each college you have attended.
- Read more about university transfer student admissions requirements.
Curriculum and requirements
A degree in Law and Society requires the completion of:
- 30 credit hours, including five core LWS courses and five interdisciplinary elective courses from areas such as AAAS, AMS, PSYC, PUAD, SOC, and WGSS related to law and society.
Core Courses (15 hours)
LWS 330: Introduction to Law and Society
LWS 332: Methods in Law and Society
LWS 333: The Pursuit of Rights: Law, Democracy & Power
LWS 643: Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society
LWS 699: Capstone in Law & Society
Students choose 15 credit hours total
LWS 691: Internship in Law & Society
LWS 692: Research Experience in Law & Society
LWS 694: Topics in Law & Society
PUAD 333: Hard Choices in Public Administration
PUAD 432: Conducting the People’s Business Ethically
PUAD 433: Metro-politics and Macro-problems
PUAD 601: Crime and Punishment
PUAD 602: Diversity in Public Administration
PUAD 639 : Concepts of Civil Society
PUAD 641: Public Service Leadership
AAAS 306: The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation
AAAS 322: Legal Issues and the African American
AAAS 328: African American Urban Community and Class in the Midwest
AAAS 510: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations
AAAS 511: The Civil Rights Movement
AAAS 611: History of the Black Power Movement
ABSC 437: Independent Living and People with Disabilities
ABSC 441: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science
AMS 320: Border Patrolled States
AMS 522: American Racial and Ethnic Relations
AMS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration
PSYC 465: Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures
PSYC 492: Psychology and Social Issues
SOC 304: Principles of Sociology
SOC 306: Principles of Social Problems
WGSS 563: Gender, Sexuality and the Law
WGSS 640: Politics of Reproductive Policy
WGSS 653: Gender, War, and Peace
Students need to complete the university's requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of General Studies. These bachelor’s degree requirements include a minimum of 120 total credit hours, including 45 hours at the junior/senior level and completion of the general education requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts requires proficiency in one foreign language through the fourth level. The Bachelor of General Studies requires a secondary area of study, as well as completion of an approved career preparation course.
More information on each course is available in the course catalog.
The KU Edwards Campus also offers a law and society minor. Visit our minors page to learn more.
Contact the academic success coach for more information.