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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2015-2016 
    
American University Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Society (BA)


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Admission to the Program


New freshman and transfer students are admitted through the Office of Admissions. Current students who wish to transfer into the department or develop a double major should have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher and the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.

University Requirements


  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements


  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements


  • 54 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements


Concentration (15 credit hours)


Complete either the Humanities or Social Science concentration:

Humanities Concentration (15 credit hours)


Complete three courses from the Legal Theory cluster; one course from the Law and Social Science cluster; and one additional course from either area:

Social Science Concentration (15 credit hours)


Complete JLC-280 ; two courses from the Law and Social Science cluster; one course from the Legal Theory cluster; and one additional course from either area:

Combined BA and MS in Justice, Law and Criminology


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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