Law & Society Undergraduate Programs Program Details
Law & Society Undergraduate Programs overview.
Tuition and fees
Applications Priority deadlines:
Spring: November 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: February 1
Comprehensive KU course catalog
KU grading and grades
KU School of Public Affairs & Administration
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:
- 27 credit hours, including five core LWS courses and four 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 443: Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society
LWS 699: Capstone in Law & Society
Students choose 12 credit hours total
SPAA 691: Internship in Law & Society
SPAA 692: Research Experience in Law & Society
LWS 494: 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 401: Administration of Justice
PUAD 402: Diversity in Public Administration
PUAD 439 : Concepts of Civil Society
PUAD 441: Public Service Leadership
AAAS 306: The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation
AAAS 322: Legal Issues and the African American
AAAS 437: Global Ethnic and Racial 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 437: Global Ethnic and Racial Relations
ANTH 330: Forensic Anthropology
|BBA 302: Legal Aspects of Business||3||BBA 302|
|BLAW 301: Legal Aspects of Business||3||BLAW 301|
|EVRN 332: Environmental Law||3||EVRN 332|
|LWS 494: Topics in Law & Society: ______||3||LWS 494|
|SPAA 691: Internship in Law & Society||3||SPAA 691|
PSYC 465: Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures
PSYC 492: Psychology and Social Issues
|PSYC 566: Psychology and the Law||3||PSYC 566|
|PUAD 330: Introduction to Public Administration||3||PUAD 330|
|PUAD 333: Hard Choices in Public Administration||3||PUAD 333|
|PUAD 401: Administration of Justice||3||PUAD 401|
|PUAD 402: Diversity and Social Equity in Public Administration||3||PUAD 402|
|PUAD 432: Conducting the People’s Business Ethically||3||PUAD 432|
|PUAD 433: Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context||3||PUAD 433|
|PUAD 439: Concepts of Civil Society||3||PUAD 439|
|PUAD 441: Public Service Leadership||3||PUAD 441|
SOC 304: Principles of Sociology
SOC 306: Principles of Social Problems
|SOC 437: Global Ethnic and Racial Relations||3||SOC 437|
|SOC 461: Competing Perspectives on Crime and Deviance||3||SOC 461|
|SOC 343: American Racial and Ethnic Relations||3||SOC 343|
|SPAA 691: Internship Experience||3||SPAA 691|
|SPAA 692: Research Experience||3||SPAA 692|
|UBPL 200: Sustainability and Society||3||UBPL 200|
|UBPL 300: Planning the Sustainable City||3||UBPL 300|
|WGSS 327: Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies||3||WGSS 327|
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.
Completion of the KU Core is also required for the degree. More information on each course is available in the course catalog. To see when each class is offered visit the KU Course Listings.
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.